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On this Front Porch, young, local artists grab a deserving spotlight
Summer and romance go together so well that local theater company Front Porch Theatricals kicks off its season May 22 with “The Last Five Years,” a piece detailing five years in the lives of a New ...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Imagination gives first-graders chance to build bridge to diversity
In a kind of “Muppets” meets writing workshop, a weeklong experimental program at Hillel Academy tested the idea that technology — and some fun — could promote inclusivity and develop writing skill...
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At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance
LOHHEIDE, Germany — At the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, hundreds of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, stood together on April 26 under gray skies on a ground alive...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book review: A ‘rational’ loss of faith is compounded by rejection, disgrace
Shulem Deen’s journey from Skverer Hasid to Brooklyn unbeliever is a fascinating, disturbing memoir of loss — loss of faith, family and a once-certain future. His former community, taught not to qu...
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J street parley attracting big names, but will Israel's ambassador attend?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – J Street has lined up plenty of high-profile speakers for its first major conference. But the new and controversial self-described "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobby is looking to add one m...
New center honors the life and art of Irma Freeman
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Oct 12, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Irma Freeman had appropriate initials. For a woman who used art to improve her outlook on life, the letters IF signify hope and redemption. Those initials appear on the intricate mosaic façade of t...
Toker comes out with the ultimate Pittsburgh neighborhood book
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
So how do you write a book about Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods? Well, yeah, you can study the city’s planning maps. Or you can visit all 89 neighborhoods listed by city officials, wear out your shoe l...
Victory for Israel in Goldstone delay, fury among Palestinians
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – It long has been considered almost axiomatic at the United Nations that there’s no real sense for Israel to try to muster opposition to U.N. resolutions it considers hostile, particularl...
A rugged alternative to the Israeli vacation-as-usual
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The four women sat in Eat’n Park on Murray Avenue in late summer 2008, an ABBA melody playing in their ears, and composed the chorus: “We can dance, we can drive/ We’ll have the time of our lives/ ...
Music for stage and bima
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
and Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Avershal’s music career takes off in Pittsburgh… Nikki Avershal can make music from a barroom stage or from a synagogue bima — and she actually does. The 21-year-old singer is simultaneously the ne...
Inspiration for ‘Light’ ballet recalls tale of survival
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series of stories about the Holocaust ballet, “Light,” which opens on Nov. 12 at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.) “Light/The Holocaust & Humanity P...
Ada E. Yonath wins award in chemistry
Oct 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009 jointly to Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel; Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, ...
New Jewish museum unveils top Jewish 18
by Jewish Exponent/JTA
Oct 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA -- Isaac Bashevis Singer didn’t care much for the 1983 Barbra Streisand-starring film adaptation of his short story "Yentel the Yeshiva Boy.” The late Nobel Prize-winning author couldn...
With ‘Between Heaven & Earth’ Winn-Lederer explores the chain of Torah interpretation
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
As a teenage artist immersing in Judaism at a summer retreat in Connecticut, Ilene Winn-Lederer asked a friend if she could take his photograph before everyone returned home. “He goes, ‘No! I can’t...