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‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish women persevere behind the camera
Surpassing $3 million in box office receipts, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s feature debut “Obvious Child” was one of the surprise indie hits of last year. Not bad for a low-budget movie abo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.B. Singer’s sister a literary power in her own right
The English-speaking world for many years was deprived of the writings of Esther Singer Kreitman, who was forced into the shadows of invisibility based primarily on her gender. In fact, Kreitman wa...
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‘Herzl’s Vision’ opened Zionists’ eyes to the reality of a Jewish state
It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s V...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspiration for ‘Light’ ballet recalls tale of survival
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series of stories about the Holocaust ballet, “Light,” which opens on Nov. 12 at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.) “Light/The Holocaust & Humanity P...
Ada E. Yonath wins award in chemistry
Oct 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009 jointly to Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel; Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, ...
New Jewish museum unveils top Jewish 18
by Jewish Exponent/JTA
Oct 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA -- Isaac Bashevis Singer didn’t care much for the 1983 Barbra Streisand-starring film adaptation of his short story "Yentel the Yeshiva Boy.” The late Nobel Prize-winning author couldn...
With ‘Between Heaven & Earth’ Winn-Lederer explores the chain of Torah interpretation
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As a teenage artist immersing in Judaism at a summer retreat in Connecticut, Ilene Winn-Lederer asked a friend if she could take his photograph before everyone returned home. “He goes, ‘No! I can’t...
William Safire, New York Times columnist, dies at 79
by Ron Kampeas
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — William Safire, the Nixon speechwriter-turned-New York Times political columnist, usually sparred with Beltway power players. But in 2001 the wily wordsmith set his sights on one of th...
With new online venture, NCJW and Pitt broadcast local voices to the world
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
On Tuesday, the day after Yom Kippur, area Jews sat in the University Club in Oakland, eating raspberry sorbet and watching Ed Galloway resurrect old neighbors from the dead. With his actions proje...
Jewish efforts around the G-20: Iran, poverty and Darfur
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The G-20 Summit came through Pittsburgh last week, drawing involvement from local and national Jewish groups on several issues, and leaving the local Jewish community unharmed. And while the summit...
Israel sees international court intervention as unlikely
by Uriel Heilman
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — So far, the U.N. fact-finding mission into last January’s war in Gaza has spawned a 574-page report faulting Israel for war crimes, op-eds calling on foreign governments to hold Israel a...
U.S. pledges to quash Goldstone report
by JTA
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will not allow the Goldstone report recommendations on Israel's conduct in the Gaza war to reach the International Criminal Court. A top White House official ...
Marty Allen returns to Allderdice for Hall of Fame induction
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Sep 23, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Forget the G-20 – you won’t even get close. Check out the A-6 instead. Pittsburgh Allderdice, formerly known as Taylor Allderdice, will induct six honorees in its inaugural Hall of Fame ceremonies,...