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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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Touch of Pray: Celebrating Shabbat and the Grateful Dead
CHICAGO — What a long, strange trip it’s been for Shu Eliovson. The American-born resident of Kfar Maimon, a religious moshav in southern Israel, Eliovson is an ordained rabbi, though an unconventi...
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‘Amy’ proffers dismal recap of Winehouse’s raw, abbreviated life
Amy Winehouse, the brash little Jewish girl with the great big voice, died four years ago this month. There are any number of ways to mark that unhappy anniversary and draw inspiration from the Bri...
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At 89, Jerry Lewis, legendary Jewish comic and humanitarian, adds another honor to his distinguished resume
Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, L...
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U.S. Army doubles military equipment in Israel
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Army will double the amount of emergency military equipment it stockpiles in Israel. Jerusalem and Washington agreed that Israel will keep $800 million worth of U.S. equipment, according t...
Leading pro-Israel congressman hosts controversial meeting
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading pro-Israel congressman hosted a business meeting in his offices between Israeli officials and a defense contractor in which he profitably invested. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), the chairm...
Iran halts nuclear enrichment program
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran reportedly has suspended its nuclear enrichment program for two months. Iranian media reported Monday that the suspension is a goodwill gesture toward Western powers that are working on cuttin...
Schugar to assume ‘pre-need’ accounts of Burton L. Hirsch Funeral Home
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. has purchased all remaining “pre-need” accounts of the now defunct Burton L. Hirsch Funeral Home. Burton L. Hirsch, which was owned by the largest owner of funeral homes ...
Exhumation case going to court; casket’s condition not determined
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
After failing to reach an agreement with Congregation Poale Zedeck, the family of Howard Tobin is pursuing a court order allowing it to exhume his remains for re-burial. Tobin, who died in 1965 at ...
Sestak: Specter votes wrong way, ‘flips’ on his health care position
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Sestak has no shortage of criticism for Sen. Arlen Specter: • Specter, the U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who is up for re-election this year, “flipped” his position on a public option for heal...
Questioning of Women of the Wall leader sparks protests
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Conservative synagogue movement is launching a campaign to protest the recent questioning and possible prosecution of a leader of the group Women of the Wall. For more than two dec...
Giant Eagle launching new line of prepared kosher foods
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Giant Eagle is launching a new line of prepared, old world-style kosher foods in select area supermarkets, beginning this month, according to a press release. (The New York Times carried a story Ja...
No serious health issues linked to television, but watching can have other side effects
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Years ago I read that children should be kept at least 2 feet from the television because of harmful electronic emissions. Is this still relevant? Is there a difference regarding th...
How Israel is implementing the settlement freeze stirs dissent
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — While an Israeli magician sat in an ice cube in Tel Aviv for 64 hours in a bid to shatter a world record, settler leaders in Jerusalem prepared to smash an ice cube of a very different ...