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London benefactor grooming tennis champs in Israel — and he has a prized pupil
Can Yishai Oliel become Israel’s version of tennis champion Novak Djokovic? London businessman David Coffer is hoping the Ramle teenager can someday join such heady company — and he’s backing up hi...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review A triumph of decency in a French Huguenot village
Books and an acclaimed documentary film have made the French Huguenot village of Le Chambon and Pastor André Trocmé well known for sheltering Jews from the Nazis and their Vichy France collaborator...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diversity takes a starring role at JFilm festival
JFilm will open its 22nd annual festival on April 16 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Last Mentsch,” a whimsical film about a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with his past, and will continue...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayelet Tsabari’s award-winning stories reflect Yemenite background, global outlook
Ayelet Tsabari acted as a child and teen, appearing in Habima’s youth performances in Israel, a commercial and some student films. Although Tsabari no longer acts, the author of the award-winning “...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
William Safire, New York Times columnist, dies at 79
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — William Safire, the Nixon speechwriter-turned-New York Times political columnist, usually sparred with Beltway power players. But in 2001 the wily wordsmith set his sights on one of th...
With new online venture, NCJW and Pitt broadcast local voices to the world
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
On Tuesday, the day after Yom Kippur, area Jews sat in the University Club in Oakland, eating raspberry sorbet and watching Ed Galloway resurrect old neighbors from the dead. With his actions proje...
Jewish efforts around the G-20: Iran, poverty and Darfur
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The G-20 Summit came through Pittsburgh last week, drawing involvement from local and national Jewish groups on several issues, and leaving the local Jewish community unharmed. And while the summit...
Israel sees international court intervention as unlikely
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — So far, the U.N. fact-finding mission into last January’s war in Gaza has spawned a 574-page report faulting Israel for war crimes, op-eds calling on foreign governments to hold Israel a...
U.S. pledges to quash Goldstone report
by JTA
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will not allow the Goldstone report recommendations on Israel's conduct in the Gaza war to reach the International Criminal Court. A top White House official ...