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As ‘Gone with the Wind’ turns 75, examining the Jewish influence on an epic film
The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts w...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 98, Kirk Douglas finds his poetic muse
LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian Jewish ragman, marked his 98th birthday on Dec. 9 by launching his 11th book. The legendary star of 87 movies (w...
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‘Sheriff of Mars’ unveils endearing life of Jewish music star hidden in the fields of France
It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes and storytellers — high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the b...
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Chanukah menorahs of Israel shed light on Jewish people’s past, present, future
As winter arrives and the days grow shorter, outdoor lighting is needed more during the Chanukah season than at any other time of year. This need is taken particularly seriously in Israel, where ou...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spitting on Christians in Jerusalem raises eyebrows
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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 | 13 13 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 | 12 12 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....
Elisa Beck has big — and green — plans for site of South Side neighborhood market
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Going to the market is more than a household chore for Elisa Beck. For this Monroeville resident, it’s more like going on a scavenger hunt for new and exciting foods, not to mention a visit to fami...
Squirrel Hill venture to take children to the ‘Outback’
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
A new play center coming to Squirrel Hill will give parents a break — a coffee break. Todd Schachter, 28, with the help of his fiancée and partner, Erin Levine, came up with the idea for My Little ...
Israelis rescuers respond to Haiti earthquake zone
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of Israeli specialists, with expertise in rescue and trauma, was one of the first international help units on the scene in Port-au-Prince following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Hait...
Wheeling man promotes technology to turn landfill gases into energy
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: No, Green Jews are not Jews from Mars. But they are Jews who, through their work, lifestyles or advocacy, contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment. The Chronicle begins a recu...
Island nations may lose animal species to global warming
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Are there any conservation efforts focused on animal species endemic to islands likely to be submerged by rising sea levels? — H. Wyeth, Anahola, Hawaii Islands are indeed likely to...
JCC hoops beat rival Hillel
by Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The JCC hoopsters built on a quick start to emerge victorious over rival Hillel Academy 69-29 in Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League play. Andrew Goleman led JCC in scoring for the eve...
U.S. Army doubles military equipment in Israel
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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...