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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 | 20 20 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 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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In eye of Nazi storm, Dutch Jews found unlikely refuge
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — In her nightmares, Tilly Walvis pictured German soldiers storming the house where she was hiding and deporting her children and the Christian couple sheltering them. Walvi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review
Edward Lewis Wallant charted new waters with ‘The Pawnbroker’
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Swedish newspaper accuses Israeli soldiers of harvesting human organs from Palestinians
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading Swedish newspaper accused Israeli soldiers of harvesting human organs from Palestinians. In a large spread in its culture section, the Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported that young Palest...
Day schools taking measures to prevent swine flu's spread
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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...