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With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
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Jews receive a mixed welcome at ‘Downton Abbey’
Jewish characters have finally joined the impeccably attired throng at “Downton Abbey,” and it’s not an altogether happy day. While Lord and Lady Grantham welcome the new arrivals with exquisite ma...
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Revisiting the past in Cartagena, Colombia
Stop a random person on the streets of Pittsburgh for a little word-association game and Cartagena may invoke res-ponses along the lines of “drugs and crime” or perhaps the name of the mid-1980s fi...
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Soviet immigration fuels ‘engaging frolic’ through lives of imagination
In the charming novel, “A Replace-ment Life” by Boris Fishman, newly out in trade paperback, would-be writer Slava Gelman, stuck in a low- level, clerk-like job at a prestigious magazine, stumbles ...
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New biography taps unused source material of Gershwin
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
During his short life from September 1898 to July 1937, George Gershwin composed enough popular and classical music to warrant being called one of America’s greatest musicians. Adding to the number...
Stimulus bill provides opportunity for your overdue energy upgrades
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been following reports about President Obama’s stimulus package and what it may mean for creating green jobs. Beyond that, are there programs in place to help businesses switch...
State cuts funding for Shoa education
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
About $60,000 in funding for Holocaust education in Pennsylvania has been cut from the 2009-2010 state budget by the office of Gov. Edward Rendell. That leaves no state funds currently appropriated...
House approved current levels of defense assistance to Israel
by JTA
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. House of Representatives approved current levels of defense assistance to Israel. The omnibus foreign operations bill for 2010 approved Dec. 10 is the compromise bill after a House-Senate ...
Keeping the faith in Burma
by Sammy Samuels
For The Chronicle
Dec 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish life in Burma today is quite different from what it was during colonial times, which lasted until World War II. Before the war, it still was the case that “the sun never set” on the British ...
Chuck Greenberg could be Pittsburgh’s only Jewish ballclub owner in MLB
by Jonathan Mayo
The Chosen 1s
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Chuck Greenberg has attended many Major League Baseball Winter Meetings over the years, but there’s no question that the one held last week in Indianapolis had a different feel to it. In years past...
Keeping the faith in Burma
by Sammy Samuels
For The Chronicle
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish life in Burma today is quite different from what it was during colonial times, which lasted until World War II. Before the war, it still was the case that “the sun never set” on the British ...
It’s no cliché, they’re in greater danger than ever
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What is the current status of whales? How effective is the International Whaling Commission and which countries are involved in illegal whaling? — Jonathan Wingate, Yulee, Fla. Some...
Have Pittsburgh donors failed Hillel JUC?
by Eric Lidji
For the Chronicle
Dec 16, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
To hear Aaron Weil tell it, offering free dinners for Jewish college students around Pittsburgh on Friday night is a keystone holding together Jewish life in the city. Weil, executive director of t...
Day schools adopt vaccination rules stricter than state's
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 16, 2009 | 8 8 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
At the urging of 28 area physicians, Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools have all enacted vaccination policies stricter than those mandated by the state. Community Day School, Hillel Academy and ...