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Imagination gives first-graders chance to build bridge to diversity
In a kind of “Muppets” meets writing workshop, a weeklong experimental program at Hillel Academy tested the idea that technology — and some fun — could promote inclusivity and develop writing skill...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance
LOHHEIDE, Germany — At the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, hundreds of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, stood together on April 26 under gray skies on a ground alive...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book review: A ‘rational’ loss of faith is compounded by rejection, disgrace
Shulem Deen’s journey from Skverer Hasid to Brooklyn unbeliever is a fascinating, disturbing memoir of loss — loss of faith, family and a once-certain future. His former community, taught not to qu...
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Gold on the Galilee: Israeli kayaker comes of age, eyes Olympics
Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rampant water-borne illness
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the primary environmental concerns in the aftermath of the big earthquake in Haiti? — Frank Dover, Portland, Ore. As would be the case after any natural disaster, water-bor...
Spitting on Christians in Jerusalem raises eyebrows
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — From his ceramics gallery along Armenian Patriarchate Road, Garo Sandrouni has a sweeping view of one of the Old City of Jerusalem’s longest thoroughfares, stretching from Jaffa Gate de...
‘Ajami’ a stark look at how two ethic groups live side by side
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
All is not as it seems in the movie, “Ajami.” Good guys are not so good. Bad guys are not so bad, and just when you think you have the plot all figured out, you don’t. This circular intrigue unfold...
Nitrogen enriched gasoline may add to pollution, experts say
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Since nitrogen oxide compounds are components of smog and are common water pollutants, does nitrogen-enriched gasoline create additional pollution? — Rick Oestrike, Poughkeepsie, N....
Elisa Beck has big — and green — plans for site of South Side neighborhood market
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Going to the market is more than a household chore for Elisa Beck. For this Monroeville resident, it’s more like going on a scavenger hunt for new and exciting foods, not to mention a visit to fami...
Squirrel Hill venture to take children to the ‘Outback’
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
A new play center coming to Squirrel Hill will give parents a break — a coffee break. Todd Schachter, 28, with the help of his fiancée and partner, Erin Levine, came up with the idea for My Little ...
Israelis rescuers respond to Haiti earthquake zone
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of Israeli specialists, with expertise in rescue and trauma, was one of the first international help units on the scene in Port-au-Prince following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Hait...
Wheeling man promotes technology to turn landfill gases into energy
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: No, Green Jews are not Jews from Mars. But they are Jews who, through their work, lifestyles or advocacy, contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment. The Chronicle begins a recu...
Island nations may lose animal species to global warming
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Are there any conservation efforts focused on animal species endemic to islands likely to be submerged by rising sea levels? — H. Wyeth, Anahola, Hawaii Islands are indeed likely to...
JCC hoops beat rival Hillel
by Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
The JCC hoopsters built on a quick start to emerge victorious over rival Hillel Academy 69-29 in Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League play. Andrew Goleman led JCC in scoring for the eve...