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Keeping Judaism alive in the beauty of the South Pacific
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfa...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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No ivory tower for Theodore Bikel: Remembering the actor, musician, activist
Theodore Bikel had an amazing career for the length and breadth of it, said Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The actor and musician, who died July 21 at...
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Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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‘Carnegie Shul’ president voted onto Carnegie Borough Council
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
CARNEGIE, Pa. — The lone window in Rick D’Loss’ office at Congregation Ahavath Achim looks onto Main Street and the abandoned, peeling front of the Main Hotel. “This is such an ideal location,” D’L...
Using comics to teach the hardest subject: the Holocaust
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Want to figure out how old someone is without asking outright? Find out how they learned about the Holocaust in high school. Just “The Diary of Anne Frank?” Maybe 40s or 50s. “Number the Stars?” Le...
‘Rachamim’ follows Shoa survivor- secret agent from darkness to light
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Ray Naar’s first novel, “Rachamim,” could just as easily been titled “From Darkness into Light.” As a matter of fact, that’s the subtitle. The story traces an adult Holocaust survivor from Gree...
Buy a piece of Concordia Club
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Concordia Club voted in July to close by the end of the year. Now, the furnishings are going up for sale at public auction. Harry Davis and Company Auctioneers is selling “the banquet facilitie...
CMU Philharmonic performs banned composers at concert
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Although anti-Semitism had been brewing in Europe for some time, on Nov. 9, 1938, it entered a new stage when, in a few hours time, Nazis set forth on a horrific path of terror against the Jews of ...
Torah dedication at federal prison called a ‘historic’ event
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In what is believed to be an unprecedented ceremony for the federal prison system, Jewish leaders flocked to this West Virginia city Tuesday for the dedication of a Torah to be ...
New Pitt group focuses on Jewish graduate students
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
A new student-run organization at the University of Pittsburgh will be one of the first to unite Jews of widely varying graduate school studies. Jewish Pitt Grads is the University’s newest graduat...
Covenant plaintiffs allege misconduct, breach of contract
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of residents at the former Covenant at South Hills have filed a class-action lawsuit against B’nai B’rith International, B’nai B’rith Housing, Inc, and its officers and directors, seeking t...
Specter introduces resolution to televise Supreme Court proceedings
by Kate Kelly
Press Secretary U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), along with seven colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a Sense of the Senate Resolution urging the Supreme Court to permi...
Exhibit traces the 20-year history of Hitler Youth
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
The children of the Nazi party began as a shining hope for the future, but by the end of the war they became reserve soldiers as the Germans faced military defeat. That descent from twisted idealis...