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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 | 10 10 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 | 9 9 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...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish biathlete bringing passion for success to Vancouver
by Ben Harris
JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When the call from Germany arrived at the Spector family home in Lenox, Mass., last month, the voice on the other end betrayed little of the excitement one would expect from a newly mint...
Wasted food has massive impact on collective carbon footprint
by Editors
E/The Environmental Magazine
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of all the food we throw away here in the United States? — Mike Schiller, Cambridge, Mass. Food waste is a huge issue in America, especially ...
Twerski’s book bridges gap between two audiences
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone familiar with the many books of Rabbi Abraham Twerski, M.D., knows he generally writes for two different audiences. Some of his books, which are for a general audience, deal with substance a...
Toomey sets staunch conservative agenda in Chronicle meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Pat Toomey minced no words about health care reform in 2010. “Anything close to what passed in the House and the Senate is dead,” he said. His response was not unexpected. Toomey, a Republican cand...
Sachs transitions to civilian life after five years on active duty
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
For a few minutes in 1984, Nosson Sachs felt sure that General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. would end his military career before it began. The freshly minted rabbi had just begun working as a chaplain at...
Months after sale, residents adjusting to life at Concordia
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Many residents of the facility formerly known as Covenant at South Hills still harbor resentment against B’nai B’rith, blaming the organization for allowing their home to fall into bankruptcy and t...
Effie Eitam speech here raises ire of some parents
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Israel Defense Forces General and former Knesset member Effie Eitam will speak at the Hillel Jewish University Center tonight to an audience of high school and college students, as well as ...
Book provides a guide for teens on building better relationships
by Suzanne Kurtz
JTA
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Carl Levy remembers the day he met Randy, his wife of 39 years. It was Oct. 15, 1965 and they were teenagers attending a United Synagogue Youth convention in New Jersey. “I remember s...
Facebook awards Chabad initiative $100,000
by JTA
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A Chabad-initiated project won a $100,000 grant in a community project on Facebook. A Chabad-initiated project won a $100,000 grant last week when it was named a runner up in the Chase, a highly pu...
JUSCANZ accepts Israel for membership
by JTA
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel was granted membership in a United Nations regional group in Geneva. Israel’s membership in JUSCANZ — an acronym for Japan, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — was approve...