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‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish women persevere behind the camera
Surpassing $3 million in box office receipts, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s feature debut “Obvious Child” was one of the surprise indie hits of last year. Not bad for a low-budget movie abo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.B. Singer’s sister a literary power in her own right
The English-speaking world for many years was deprived of the writings of Esther Singer Kreitman, who was forced into the shadows of invisibility based primarily on her gender. In fact, Kreitman wa...
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‘Herzl’s Vision’ opened Zionists’ eyes to the reality of a Jewish state
It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s V...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tefillin incident grounds airplane; airlines admit error
by Bryan Schwartzman
Jewish Exponent
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — If there’s any upshot to the misunderstanding that grounded a small aircraft last week in Philadelphia — and scared the wits out of two Jewish teenagers — it’s that the general publi...
Hebrew Institute photo collection goes online at Pitt archive
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Longtime residents of Pittsburgh should get a kick out of viewing the collection of photographs from the early days of the Hebrew Institute, recently posted by the Rauh Jewish Archives to the Unive...
Rodef Shalom panel on dating violence to focus on education
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold a panel discussion called “Domestic Violence 2010: Era of Change,” focused on teenage dating violence, Monday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. The discussion, sponsored by the Je...
Speaker: U.S. must make Israel an ‘offer it can’t refuse’ to achieve peace
by Derek Kwait and Lee Chottiner Chronicle
Staff
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Despairing that Israel can find a solution to its conflict with the Palestinians alone, the featured speaker at a J Street program last week, called for a third party — the United States — to step ...
Dor Hadash, Tree of Life ink space sharing deal
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The corner of Shady and Wilkins avenues in Squirrel Hill is becoming a crowded address for congregations. Congregation Dor Hadash has announced that it will move into the Tree of Life synagogue thi...
Art exhibit at Saint Vincent explores iconography in Judaism
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Walk into the Saint Vincent College art gallery in Latrobe and the first thing you’ll see is a wall covered in brightly colored women’s panties. Not the most common item on display at this small, s...
Rampant water-borne illness
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 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 | 18 18 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 | 18 18 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 | 17 17 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....