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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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Rodef Shalom and Temple Sinai to host joint selichot service
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Partnerships between congregations are often about fixing problems. But an upcoming collaboration between Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom is about seizing an opportunity, rabbis from the two Reform c...
Iran policy reveals split between U.S. Jewish and Israeli left
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel’s highest-ranking female soldier, Brig. Gen. Yisraela Oron, was sounding all the right notes for her J Street hosts. At the tail end of a U.S. tour for the left-wing pro-Israel ...
‘Humbling’will please Roth fans despite ‘forseeable’ ending
by Morton I. Teicher
Sep 10, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty years have passed since Philip Roth published his first book, “Goodbye Columbus,” which consisted of a novella and five short stories. These publications have won many awards, including the P...
Steiner’s essays wrestled with worldly issues, Zionism included
by Morton I. Teicher
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
If your favorite delicacy were served to you three times a day, you’d have some idea of the rich fare that is offered in the superb new collection of essays, “George Steiner at the New Yorker.” Ste...
Hamas rips U.N. for teaching the Holocaust in Gaza schools
by JTA
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas condemned the United Nations for switching to a new textbook for Gaza schoolchildren that includes a chapter on the Holocaust. In an open letter sent Sunday to the head of the Uni...
New ‘Shalom Sesame’ using Grover to bridge Israel-Diaspora gap
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
HERZLIYA, Israel — Grover has been getting to know Israel. The furry, blue “Sesame Street” character has visited the Dead Sea, Caesarea, the Western Wall and even Jerusalem’s shouk to sample the pr...
Perlman, PSO Join together for concert
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman will join The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck for an “Enchanted Evening” concert on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Heinz Hall. Th...
Rubin, Rosensaft join Chronicle’s Op-ed columnists
by Staff Reports
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Two new regular columnists are joining The Chronicle’s lineup of opinion writers. Joel Rubin and Menachem Rosensaft will begin writing on a regular rotating basis this month. They will join Jay Bus...
A trip to Israel, less than 30 minutes from the city
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Young children learn by doing, which makes teaching about Israel a particular challenge for educators at religious schools and synagogue-run preschools. Children can learn about Rosh Hashana by hol...
Day schools tackle swine flu, G-20, economy this fall
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
From a potential epidemic of swine flu to the upcoming G-20 Summit, area day schools are busy meeting challenges and seizing the unique opportunities afforded in Pittsburgh this fall. Community Day...