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Predictable ‘Book of Jonah’ brings forth both the Bible and Hollywood
The swift, improbable conclusion of “The Book of Jonah” reminds me of my mother’s reactions to many Hollywood endings: “only in the movies.” As the title suggests, Joshua Max Feldman’s novel is pat...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating its Jewish voice: HaZamir gets ready for ninth season
The local chapter of the international HaZamir Jewish high school choir announced its ninth season, inviting performers to join the troupe at the Squirrel Hill JCC as it rehearses for performances ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oy Vey! Mother-daughter relationship prevails in Jewish-Latina comedy
Estella Fish is Puerto Rican, and she clasps a rosary while fretting about her directionless youngest daughter, Alexis. Yet, she sounds like a typical Jewish mother concerned about an underachievin...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Klara’s Journey’ captures drama of woman’s perilous trek
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Part history lesson, part novel, “Klara’s Journey” by Ben Frank chronicles a young Jewish girl’s travels from her home in Odessa, Russia to Winnipeg, Manitoba in the midst of the Russian Civil War....
Leonard Nimoy, from Star Trek to Jewish-themed photography, has lived long and prospered
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Leonard Nimoy says there is a “strong strain of Judaism” in everything he does — including his famous on-screen hand gestures. Best known for his character Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” television s...
CMU completes multiyear project to digitize Pittsburgh Jewish newspapers
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Local Jewish newspapers have covered the Jewish community’s happenings for more than a century in Pittsburgh.  Held within the pages of these periodicals are the stories of families, businesses and...
Omri Casspi agrees to terms with Houston Rockets, his third NBA team
by JNS.org
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, has agreed to terms on a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets, who will be his third N...
‘A New York Heartbeat’ has a Pittsburgh heart
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Pittsburgher Laura Davis, a film producer living now in Los Angeles, will be premiering her new movie “A New York Heartbeat” at the Regent Square Theater beginning Friday, July 12, for a two...
Jews of Newport, R.I., play important role in history of United States
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
“The history of Newport’s Jewish community may not be entirely new to American history buffs, but in general, few Americans know how meaningful a role this small group of colonial citizens played i...
Egypt President Mohamed Morsi ousted by military
by JNS.org
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist president of Egypt whose rule sparked protests that had engulfed the country since last Friday, was removed from power on Wednesday by the Egyptian military. The constit...
American Jews fought for their country in Revolutionary, Civil wars
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
They served at Bunker Hill, Valley Forge and Gettysburg. They fled when the enemy captured their cities. Generally speaking, they had as much to lose (or gain) as any other American at war. Yet man...
Pittsburgh native voice of Little Rock minor league ball club
by Frank Fellone, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s the top of the fifth inning at Dickey-Stephens Park, with the Arkansas Travelers holding a precarious 1-0 lead against the San Antonio Missions. Up in the radio booth Phil Elson sees some life...
Gilda Radner show here pays tribute to late ‘Saturday Night Live’ star
by Staff and releases
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s Arcade Theater will host a tribute to Jewish comedy actress Gilda Radner, Friday, June 28 — her birthday — the proceeds of which will benefit Gilda’s Club of Western Pennsylvania.  “Al...