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From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rubin, Rosensaft join Chronicle’s Op-ed columnists
by Staff Reports
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Two new regular columnists are joining The Chronicle’s lineup of opinion writers. Joel Rubin and Menachem Rosensaft will begin writing on a regular rotating basis this month. They will join Jay Bus...
A trip to Israel, less than 30 minutes from the city
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Young children learn by doing, which makes teaching about Israel a particular challenge for educators at religious schools and synagogue-run preschools. Children can learn about Rosh Hashana by hol...
Day schools tackle swine flu, G-20, economy this fall
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
From a potential epidemic of swine flu to the upcoming G-20 Summit, area day schools are busy meeting challenges and seizing the unique opportunities afforded in Pittsburgh this fall. Community Day...
CDC places at risk youth in summer jobs in city
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Sep 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The job market isn’t favoring workers right now, especially young, inexperienced workers looking for jobs in upwardly mobile career paths, but this summer 10 Pittsburgh youths — many without any jo...
Maryland conference could lead to CAJE resurrection
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 02, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, a gathering took place at a suburban Baltimore conference hall that could lead to the resurrection of the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education. CAJE, a leading national dis...
Olmert facing three corruption cases
by JTA Staff
Sep 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Not unusually for a head of state, Ehud Olmert hankered for a legacy, and the contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement may yet bear his mark. But another first attached to Olmert may be o...
Israeli sisters unite with their American families in Pittsburgh
by Derek Kwait
Staff Writer
Sep 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Katya and Helena don’t have relatives in Pittsburgh. But they have family. For the past three years, the sisters, who live in the Israeli city of Karmiel, have corresponded with two families in the...
Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad bring shtik back to the ’Burgh
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Native Pittsburgher Susannah Perlman is not shy about taking credit when credit is due. Last year, her group, the Obama Girls of Comedy, played five swing states, including a local stop in Castle S...
Did Sweden fumble controversy, or did Israel overreact?
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A Swedish newspaper is pushing forward with its far-fetched claims that the Israeli army harvested body organs from Palestinians. But for many Israel watchers the debate has shifted to w...
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's 23rd birthday to be marked with events in U.S.
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Events marking the 23rd birthday of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be held around the United States on Friday. The Jewish Agency for Israel is organizing about a dozen ceremonies to hon...