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‘Parade’ offers a powerful tale of an American blood libel
A young girl is found dead in the factory where she worked. There are three suspects for the brutal murder: the black night watchman, the black janitor and the Jewish factory superintendent. The to...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's 23rd birthday to be marked with events in U.S.
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Events marking the 23rd birthday of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be held around the United States on Friday. The Jewish Agency for Israel is organizing about a dozen ceremonies to hon...
Florida governor placed prayer notes in Western Wall to prevent hurricanes
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The governor of Florida said he placed prayer notes in the Western Wall asking God to prevent hurricanes from hitting his state. In a talk to a group of real estate agents last Friday, Gov. Charlie...
Lifecare, Concordia both submit bids for the Covenant
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Two separate entities have submitted formal bids to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the purchase of the Covenant at South Hills, meeting the Court’s Aug. 24 deadline for all such bids. Lifecare of th...
An Israeli tale of love and war
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Wars start and stop, but they don’t end. The impact of a war continues long after the fighting is over, and extends even to places where the fighting never took place. “Strangers” is about the reac...
Tarantino crafts a powerful, but uneasy, tale of Jewish vengeance
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Aug 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Everyone gets called a Nazi sooner or later. Obama is a Nazi. Bush was a Nazi. Rush Limbaugh and Nancy Pelosi, too. Also health care, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the war in Iraq, Israelis and Aftonbladet....
Rabbi Yisroel Meir Altein was an educator and spiritual mentor
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Aug 24, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Yisroel Meir Altein, an educator, administrator and spiritual mentor in the local Lubavitch community for more than 60 years, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22. He was 86. Altein came to Pitts...
Construction begins on new Downtown synagogue
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Construction of the new Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob synagogue in Downtown Pittsburgh is under way. Work began in June at the old Central Blood Bank building at 812 Fifth Ave. The congregation...
Seeing Israel-Palestine everywhere, even among the aliens
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Aug 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Just like the laws of geometry become clearest in extreme parallelograms, the laws of humanity emerge in science fiction. Aliens tell humans what it means to be human. First-time South African movi...
UJF sending nearly quarter million to help Ethiopian youth in Israel
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Aug 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is sending $242,000 to fund education and outreach programs for young Israeli Ethiopians, the United Jewish Federation has announced. The money will go toward coveri...
The price of waiting for indictments in Olmert, Lieberman cases
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When a handful of rabbis, mayors and public officials were among the 44 people arrested last month in New Jersey, capping an FBI corruption probe of many y ears, the suspects were hauled...