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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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A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch
by Vox Tablet
Mar 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
“Hava Nagila” is perhaps the best-known Jewish song in the United States. Jewish and non-Jewish wedding and bar/bat mitzvah attendees alike know that its first few notes are our cue to link arms on...
‘The Gatekeepers,’ '5 Broken Cameras’ fail to win Academy Award
by Tablet Editors
Feb 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
5 Broken Cameras and The Gatekeepers , stark indictments of the Israeli occupation and its effects on Palestinian life, failed to garner the coveted Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards Sunday. The fil...
Purim Song
by The Maccabeats and Uri Westrich video
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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CMU trio among finalists for Campus Superstar finalists
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle correspondent
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Casey Cott, Rayquila Durham and Jean Floradin are three of the 10 finalists for Campus Superstar, an “American Idol”-like singing competition among Pittsburgh’s university students run by the Hille...





Ultimate Hamantaschen from cookbook author Joan Nathan
by Courtesy of Tablet magazine
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch Joan Nathan's Chosen Food: Ultimate Hamantaschen
Weak box office, failing health, reasons for company’s demise
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 21, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The show won’t go on for the Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh. After the last production this past November, founder Maurice “Tito” Braunstein has decided to bring the curtain down on his beloved proje...
Reese enjoyed his stay with Penguins, however short
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Dylan Reese finally got his long-awaited chance to debut with the team he grew up watching, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Jewish Upper St. Clair native, whom the New York Rangers drafted in 2003, ca...
CDS supporters masquerade around Downtown to celebrate
by Lindsay Dill, For the Chronicle
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 300 people masqueraded around the top floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel, Saturday, Feb. 9, to dance, celebrate and wish mazel tov to Community Day School, its students, teachers, voluntee...
Single Files
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
I first met Tricia while she was volunteering at Concordia of the South Hills, visiting the elderly. Her big heart and strong sense of Jewish values were immediately apparent. But Tricia, 51, is fa...
Jewish rapper sheds his beat for his guitar in first acoustic tour
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the Feb. 7 Chronicle. The correct venue for the PIttsburgh performance is the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead, not Oakland...