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London benefactor grooming tennis champs in Israel — and he has a prized pupil
Can Yishai Oliel become Israel’s version of tennis champion Novak Djokovic? London businessman David Coffer is hoping the Ramle teenager can someday join such heady company — and he’s backing up hi...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review A triumph of decency in a French Huguenot village
Books and an acclaimed documentary film have made the French Huguenot village of Le Chambon and Pastor André Trocmé well known for sheltering Jews from the Nazis and their Vichy France collaborator...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diversity takes a starring role at JFilm festival
JFilm will open its 22nd annual festival on April 16 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Last Mentsch,” a whimsical film about a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with his past, and will continue...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayelet Tsabari’s award-winning stories reflect Yemenite background, global outlook
Ayelet Tsabari acted as a child and teen, appearing in Habima’s youth performances in Israel, a commercial and some student films. Although Tsabari no longer acts, the author of the award-winning “...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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J’Burgh contending for Jewish nonprofit award; Hillel JUC leads campus groups
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
J’Burgh is doing something right. The arm of Hillel Jewish University Center that reaches out to Pittsburgh’s 2,500 Jewish graduate students and young professionals is a top contender for a GreatNo...
Herring: Synagogues must change to survive; here’s how
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Hayim Herring will bring a straightforward message to the synagogue leaders of Jewish Pittsburgh this weekend: adapt or die. He’ll say it more gently than that, but the message will be just t...
From sports to Churchill, Alvin Rosensweet covered it all
by By Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Alvin Rosensweet, whose long career in journalism spanned decades and included coverage of everyone from sports figures to Winston Churchill, died Tuesday, Oct. 20. He was 99. Born in Dayton, Ohio,...
Costa sites prison reform as possible cost-cutting measure for state
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Oct 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Reforming the Pennsylvania prison system may be one way to alleviate state spending, Sen. Jay Costa told a regional conference of Jewish prisons chaplains Sunday, Oct. 18. “There are a couple of de...
Jury selection in Iowa kosher slaughterhouse trial begins
Oct 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in the trial of the former manager of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse. Sholom Rubashkin is facing a range of charges related to his stewardship of the Agriproc...
Documentary shows trials, triumphs of Soviet Jews who dared to leave
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Marching down Pennsylvania Avenue on a cold December day in 1987, at the now-famous Washington rally for Soviet Jewry, I held up a sign calling on the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to free Yev...
Russia says sanctions are counterproductive
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Oct 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Russia believes it is “counterproductive” to threaten Iran with more sanctions, its foreign minister said. Sergey Lavrov made the statement following a meeting Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of State ...
Divestment conference to be held at Pitt
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 15, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Pro-Palestinian activists are planning a three-day conference next week at the University of Pittsburgh to campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. And while some Jewish lead...
Koerner’s post-war life reflected in Chatham exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
For those who remember painter Henry Koerner, “Henry Koerner’s Pittsburgh,” now on display at Chatham University, may evoke feelings of bittersweet nostalgia for the friendly, upbeat artist who spe...
Dating after 65? ‘Senior Moments’ finds the laughs
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes, a woman has to kiss a lot of frogs before she meets her prince. But is all that metaphoric frog kissing still worth it after a certain age? In “Senior Moments,” a semi-autobiographical p...