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‘Parade’ offers a powerful tale of an American blood libel
A young girl is found dead in the factory where she worked. There are three suspects for the brutal murder: the black night watchman, the black janitor and the Jewish factory superintendent. The to...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie details rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 4 4 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A young man is walking to his synagogue in London when a group of boys approaches on bicycles. As they pass, one of them punches the young man in the face, unprovoked. “That’s what happens to Jews,...
Women from different backgrounds come together in beautiful harmony
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven women, ranging in age from 31 to 55, sit around a breakfast table, noshing on some fruit and finishing the morning’s first cup. But this is not your run-of-the-mill coffee klatch. The women i...
PAJC looking to tackle immigration reform in 2010
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
In the course of the coming year, the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will host a series of educational events on the intricacies of immigration and the attempts to reform it. “This is the issue w...
Iran divestment would impact $692M in Pa. investments
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
When people question whether state-level divestment is worth the effort, proponents often talk in abstract terms about the cumulative impact of many state and local governments simultaneously yanki...
Israeli soldiers spark fears, shift debate with threats of not carrying out order
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Nov 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Top Israeli political and military leaders are increasingly worried about several recent incidents involving soldiers publicly declaring their refusal to evacuate Jewish settlers from ...
Did Jews speak about the Holocaust after the war?
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up in Leechburg, 30 miles or so north of Pittsburgh, Ruth Reidbord watched her mother struggle unsuccessfully to save family trapped in Poland during World War II. Reidbord, who was 14 when...
Turkey, Jordan and Israel held joint search and rescue maneuvers
by JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Turkey, Jordan and Israel held joint search and rescue maneuvers, a Turkish newspaper reported. The exercise reportedly took place two weeks ago at the Turkish Special Forces Command’s training ran...
Orthodox groups decry State Dept. report on religious freedom
by Anath Hartmann
JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A U.S. State Department report on religious freedom is drawing sharp criticism from Orthodox Jewish groups over its portrayal of Israel. The groups are denouncing what they call the un...
Plans for new Palestinian city in West Bank raise hopes
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
RAWABI, West Bank — Dusk has fallen on a terraced hillside and workers clearing the red earth hurry to finish planting trees in the twilight, their labor the initial step in the construction of the...
PBT performs ‘Light’ at Pittsburgh’s Byham
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
There are countless novels creating vivid images for readers about the horrors of the Holocaust. Films dealing with its atrocities are nothing new. Likewise, paintings and sculptures depicting the ...