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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s roundabout journey to Orthodoxy includes website for writers
“I grew up as a nerd,” Matthue Roth confesses. Roth, 37, is a published author several times over, with credits including the award-winning “Never Mind the Goldbergs” and “My First Kafka,” a pictur...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to ‘The Lion’
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Son of Hamas founder spied for Israel
by JTA
Feb 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The son of a Hamas founder served as a spy for Israel's Shin Bet security service, Haaretz reported. Mosab Hassan Yousef served for more than a decade as the Shin Bet's most valuable s...
Op-Ed: Saving equal rights for Israeli women
by Nancy Ratzan
National Council of Jewish Women
Feb 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Last April, two Israeli newspapers doctored photographs of the new Israeli Cabinet to remove the images of two female ministers, Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver. In one paper, the...
Federal authorities move to deport illegal Israeli immigrants
by Joel Magalnick
JTNews
Feb 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
SEATTLE -- Those attractive Israelis you may see at the mall hawking colorful beauty and hair products from the Dead Sea may not be as innocuous as they seem. Many are in the U.S. illegally, workin...
PJ Library reaches Jewish youth in the home
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The Segel household in Squirrel Hill was full of sound. Ken was in the dining room talking with his oldest daughter Isabel, 9; she was pacing with her clarinet in hand. Across the hall in the livin...
Jewlicious festival mixes Jewish pride and community
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
“Labels are for T-shirts,” Eric Rosen said. “Jewishness is for people.” That’s how Rosen, marketing manager for Jewlicious, describes the annual festival for Jewish students and young professionals...
Yeshiva Girls’ High School production, for women only
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Yeshiva Girls’ High School Production, “Staying Connected,” will be performed, for women only, Tuesday, March 9, and Wednesday March 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Yeshiva Girls School, 6401 Forbes Ave., ...
Jewish students called on to withhold applications to Irvine
by JTA
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The Zionist Organization of America is calling on Jewish students not to apply to the University of California, Irvine because it does not condemn campus anti-Semitism. ZOA in a statement released ...
Women worshippers condemned at Western Wall
by JTA
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Men and women worshiping at the Western Wall shouted insults at women who gathered for a Rosh Chodesh prayer service. The ultra-Orthodox worshipers called the women “Nazis” and shouted other epithe...
Pittsburgh alumni put positive spin on JTS merger of cantorial, rabbinic programs
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
As fewer Conservative congregations nationwide employ full-time cantors, or hire cantors instead of rabbis to serve as their spiritual leaders, the Jewish Theological Seminary has made the major de...
NCJW Pittsburgh hires executive director
by Chronicle Staff
Feb 18, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Jodi C. Hirsh is the new executive director of the The National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section. The local NCJW selected her following an extensive search process. Hirsh has a backgroun...