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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 | 19 19 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 | 7 7 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 | 12 12 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devoutly Jewish fighters hoping titles will silence critics
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Harking back to an era when Jews ruled the ring, two devoutly observant boxers are fighting to make this the best year for Jewish boxing in seven decades. Middleweight Yuri Foreman, 29,...
Tamir Goodman, 'the Jewish Jordan,' retires from the court
by Baltimore Jewish Times
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
BALTIMORE -- Tamir Goodman, the former high school phenom once known as the “Jewish Jordan,” will announce his retirement from pro basketball. The first Orthodox Jewish player to professionally in ...
Rodef Shalom and Temple Sinai to host joint selichot service
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Partnerships between congregations are often about fixing problems. But an upcoming collaboration between Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom is about seizing an opportunity, rabbis from the two Reform c...
Iran policy reveals split between U.S. Jewish and Israeli left
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel’s highest-ranking female soldier, Brig. Gen. Yisraela Oron, was sounding all the right notes for her J Street hosts. At the tail end of a U.S. tour for the left-wing pro-Israel ...
‘Humbling’will please Roth fans despite ‘forseeable’ ending
by Morton I. Teicher
Sep 10, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty years have passed since Philip Roth published his first book, “Goodbye Columbus,” which consisted of a novella and five short stories. These publications have won many awards, including the P...
Steiner’s essays wrestled with worldly issues, Zionism included
by Morton I. Teicher
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
If your favorite delicacy were served to you three times a day, you’d have some idea of the rich fare that is offered in the superb new collection of essays, “George Steiner at the New Yorker.” Ste...
Hamas rips U.N. for teaching the Holocaust in Gaza schools
by JTA
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas condemned the United Nations for switching to a new textbook for Gaza schoolchildren that includes a chapter on the Holocaust. In an open letter sent Sunday to the head of the Uni...
New ‘Shalom Sesame’ using Grover to bridge Israel-Diaspora gap
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HERZLIYA, Israel — Grover has been getting to know Israel. The furry, blue “Sesame Street” character has visited the Dead Sea, Caesarea, the Western Wall and even Jerusalem’s shouk to sample the pr...
Perlman, PSO Join together for concert
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman will join The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck for an “Enchanted Evening” concert on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Heinz Hall. Th...
Rubin, Rosensaft join Chronicle’s Op-ed columnists
by Staff Reports
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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...