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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 | 32 32 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 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 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 | 23 23 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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beth El community fills in letters to start holy scroll
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
As Dr. Jay Feuer touched the tip of the quill pen, watching intently as Rabbi Levi Selwyn filled in the Hebrew letter aleph in the word bereshit, he didn’t feel nervous. Pretty impressive, consider...
The 20th JFilm Festival will run in April.
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum has announced the 20th JFilm Festival, which will run from April 11 to 21, 2013, will be held at the Manor Theater and other venues in and around the city. T...
The Jewish side of The Three Stooges
by Robert Gluck/JNS.org
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
To the average fan, The Three Stooges’ shenanigans may obscure how their Jewish backgrounds shaped their lives and work. But not for Gary Lassin — president of The Three Stooges Fan Club, editor of...
Interfaith families mark both holidays, even when kids are raised Jewish
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Brenda Wolper is a dedicated Jewish mother. She works as a preschool teacher at Temple David in Monroeville, helps run the congregation’s youth group and sits on its school board. She and her husba...
StandFour - Eight Nights - Hanukkah Mashup
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Four of the Maccabeats sing new Hanukkah pop song parody medley. Watch the Video
What kosher wines are hot for this year’s Chanuka?
Nov 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Chanuka isn’t just for kids. Adults enjoy this festival of lights and freedom as well. One way they appreciate it is through fine kosher wines. For some time, kosher wines have been shedding the im...
‘Radiant Circles’
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 20, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
When Dr. Arthur Levine entrusted Pat Sheahan and Adrienne Heinrich with his late wife’s artwork, they knew what they wanted to do with the collection — put it on display in the American Jewish Muse...
Still time to see ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh ( JTOP ) production of Afred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” is entering its final week. The Pulitzer Prize Winning play, written by Uhry in 1987, is the story of an u...
‘Kosher by Design’ author reflects on books, kosher and cooking
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone who can read can follow a recipe, according to Susie Fishbein.  But to be a really good cook — a “free cook” — one needs good techniques. Fishbein sets forth many of those techniques in “Kos...
Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh (JTOP) continues its comeback season by presenting Alfred Uhry’s stage play, “Driving Miss Daisy.” Set in Atlanta, the story follows the seemingly contentious but g...