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Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But before he won the Thurber Prize for Humor in 2013, before “Uncivil Liberties,” his humo...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Options abound when cooking with red orbs of goodness
I love the scent of ripe tomatoes warmed by the sun. At their peak during the summer months, tomatoes taste better than they do all year. These juicy jewels star in all kinds of salads — from side ...
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Iran, the Holocaust, ‘Septembers of Shiraz’ — and me
“Septembers of Shiraz” is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah. It’s based on Dalia Sofer’s well-received 2007 n...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Microbreweries bubbling up in Israel
by Ari Miller
JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- David Cohen doesn’t think Goldstar beer is bad -- especially for a macro-brewed, industrial label that is Israel’s most popular. But Cohen’s beer of choice comes from The Dancing Camel,...
Lebanon fires at Israeli planes
by JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Lebanese army fired on at least four Israel Air Force planes flying over southern Lebanon. Lebanese news media reported Wednesday that the anti-aircraft fire forced the Israeli pla...
Trial opens for alleged war criminal Demjanjuk; prosecutors confident
by Toby Dershowitz
JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
MUNICH — The long-awaited Nazi war crimes trial of John Demjanjuk opened here with his attorney claiming that his client is a scapegoat for German guilt over the Holocaust. Demjanjuk, 89, is charge...
First bar mitzva celebrated in Croatia since Holocaust
by Karen Gold Anisfeld
For The Chronicle
Dec 03, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
ZAGREB, Croatia — Emanuel Israel Da-Don, the eldest son of Croatia’s chief rabbi, Kotel Da-Don, was recently called to the Torah here as a bar mitzva. What made the day special was that Emanuel is ...
Nothing wrong or right with ‘My Very First Jewish Celebrate’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
The cover of the new compilation CD for Jewish children, “My Very First Jewish Celebrate,” contains this guarantee: “kid tested; parent approved.” Oh, really? While cruising along the Pennsylvania ...
‘Appassionata’ a gripping account of concert pianist, and her turbulent life
by Morton I. Teicher
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Artistically speaking, Eva Hoffman Hoffman’s background has come in handy. When she was 14, growing anti-Semitism in Ukraine led Hoffman and her family to move to Canada. After completing high scho...
Census shows rise in Jewish school enrollment
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Enrollment at Jewish elementary and secondary schools in the United States is on the rise, according to the findings of a new AVI CHAI Foundation census. But the news isn’t all good. There are 228,...
Seneca Valley teacher brings Holocaust to life in his classroom
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 02, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
To a high school student, the events of the Holocaust can seem unreal, and far removed from contemporary life. But by drawing parallels between current events and Nazi Germany, Seneca Valley Senior...
Israeli army to fight Facebook enemies
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will draft recruits to fight the enemy on Facebook and Twitter. The IDF is set to begin drafting computer experts in order to start a new media department uni...
Jewish Labor Committee calls for Hyatt boycott
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Jewish Labor Committee is calling on Jews to boycott Hyatt Hotels. The call comes following the news earlier this fall that the hotel chain had laid off approximately 100 members ...