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From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day schools taking measures to prevent swine flu's spread
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Some schools are pouring bleach over desks. Others are stocking bathrooms with anti-bacterial soap.As summer vacation nears an end and students set to return to classrooms, Jewish school...
Nuclear reactor experiment under investigation
by JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
An independent committee will investigate a report that Dimona nuclear reactor employees drank uranium as part of an experiment. The director of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission appointed the co...
Conservative columnist Robert Novak dies
by JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert Novak, the Jewish-born influential conservative columnist who often criticized Israel, has died. Novak died Tuesday in Washington after a long struggle with brain cancer. He was 78. Writing ...
The Civil War, intrigue, passionate Jewish heroes; what more do you want from a novel?
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Historical characters and events are neatly blended with fiction in “All Other Nights,” by Dara Horn, an exciting novel about Jews and the Civil War. Judah Benjamin, the Confederacy’s Secretary of ...
Pittsburgh Allderdice to honor six of its own at induction ceremony
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
With a rich history of successful alumni, Pittsburgh Allderdice High School didn’t have much trouble finding six graduates to honor in its inaugural Hall of Fame. It had trouble choosing six. Forme...
‘Mickey’ Weintraub played Major League ball, told tales of the game he loved
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Milton “Mickey” Weintraub, who called himself a bush leaguer, despite a stint in the Majors, died Thursday, Aug. 13, in St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon. He was 91. Not only could he play ball, he...
Pittsburgh sends $242,000 to help Ethiopians in Israel
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Aug 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh recently sent $242,000 to the Ethiopian National Project to fund education and outreach initiatives for young people in the Israeli Ethiopian community, the United Jewish Federation of P...
Temple B'nai Israel sees bright future ahead with new Rabbi Tuchman
by Derek Kwait
Staff Writer
Aug 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
In a sense, Rabbi Paul Tuchman is the Drew Carey of White Oak. Just as Carey faced the challenge of succeeding longtime “The Price is Right” host Bob Barker, Tuchman is stepping into a position at ...
Palestinian group claims it captured Israeli soldier
by JTA
Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A previously unknown Palestinian group claims it kidnapped an Israeli soldier. A group calling itself the Al Quds Army released a statement Thursday announcing the abduction. "A group ...
Technology transforming genealogy research
by Hillel Kuttler
JTA
Aug 13, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — In genealogy research, crumbling documents and high-speed Internet connections often go hand in hand. So it goes for Schelly Talalay Dardashti. At a workshop she ran a few years ago ...