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New film explores the why, how behind Nazi atrocities
Documentary film director and second-generation Holocaust survivor Philippe Mora recalls exactly what he was eating — chopped herring and eggs — when Sam Goldberg recounted to him details of what i...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Minnesota Vikings’ owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities  that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 bill...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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From matzah balls to footballs, two Jewish brothers recall their journey to the NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture. “My size comes from a childhood t...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Ken Burns film spotlights little-known Holocaust rescuers
In 1940, as he was being transported to safety in the lower deck of a ship, the Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger asked Waitstill Sharp why the American Unitarian minister had bothered to rescue him ...
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Pittsburgher assists Cuban Jews to modernize island’s only kosher butcher shop
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Stanley Cohen was very blunt about conditions at the only kosher butcher shop in Havana, Cuba. He said the furniture was busted, the workspace was filthy and the meat was spoiling. “It lost about 6...
NCJW puts up $10K to support Pittsburgh Promise scholarships
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Jewish Women has become the first non-foundation, non-profit community group to contribute to the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Fund. NCJW announc...
For St. Louis passengers, 70th reunion could be their last
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Seventy years after the SS St. Louis was turned away from the United States, the surviving passengers of the ill-fated voyage may be reuniting for the last time near where their chanc...
Israel’s justice minister reportedly wants judicial system based on Torah laws
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s justice minister reportedly called for basing the country’s judicial system on Torah laws. “Step by step, we will bestow upon the citizens of Israel the laws of the Torah, and we will turn...
Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric, saying it was harming Turkey’s profile. “In the president’s meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan yesterday, t...
Want to do something on Chanuka? Here are some ideas
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
If the latkes and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) don’t weigh you down, then there’s plenty to see and do for Chanuka this year in the Pittsburgh area. Jews will celebrate with parades, public menora ...
Cycling to work may have hazards beyond the traffic
by Earth Talk By
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 10, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I ride my bike to work along busy urban streets. Should I be worried about inhaling pollutants from vehicle emissions and other sources? — J. Kaufman, San Francisco The short answer...
Jewish leaders testify for medical marijuana
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 8 8 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Ruth Damsker still remembers how her husband, Jeffrey, a physician, was terminally ill with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He tried several therapies to find relief — all without success. Fina...
J Street forum introduces group to Pittsburgh ahead of merger
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
As a prelude to the Jan. 1 merger of J Street and Brit Tzedek v’ Shalom, a panel discussion Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill introduced J Street to the Pittsburgh Jewish commu...
Emily Rosen wins Chanuka cover contest
Dec 09, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily Rosen, 9, is the winner of The Chronicle’s cover contest for this year’s Chanuka issue. A third-grade student at O’Hara Elementary School, Emily also attends the Fox Chapel Chabad Sunday Scho...