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Keeping Judaism alive in the beauty of the South Pacific
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfa...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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No ivory tower for Theodore Bikel: Remembering the actor, musician, activist
Theodore Bikel had an amazing career for the length and breadth of it, said Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The actor and musician, who died July 21 at...
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Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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Action or silence?
by Justin Jacobs
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Ethical kosher seal comes to Pa., but will it catch on?
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Hanging next to the bathroom in Max and David’s International Kosher Cuisine, a two-year-old upscale eatery in Elkins Park, Pa., you’ll find a veritable hall of fame, “certificates that we like to ...
Supowitz followed a media career to Florida, but he hates the humidity  
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As a media professional, I can attest to the heavy pressures, deadlines and fast-paced culture that absorbs my day-to-day life. For many individuals in my line of work, it’s a struggl...
U.S. anti-Semitism envoy wants to bring non-Jews into the fight
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s special envoy on anti-Semitism wants to recruit non-Jews to make her case. Hannah Rosenthal outlined her goals in her new role during a recent address in Dallas to th...
Coming up in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Mar 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee is presenting a conversation on “Jews in Interfaith Dialogue: Confidently Talking with Others About Ourselves,” along with the Agency for Jewish Learning in a serie...
Chile synagogue destroyed in quake, Masorti movement says
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Masorti synagogue in Concepcion was destroyed in the earthquake that rocked Chile, the Masorti Olami said. The head of the international Masorti organization, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, has...
Deuteronomy, Shimon Peres inspire adult CMU student’s opera
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When she first decided she wanted to compose an opera, Sora Jederan-Shpack made a list of all the topics she thought would make good fodder, specifically excluding anything having to do with religi...
Yeshiva Girls HS musical a parable of society and technology
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
While rehearsals for an original full-length musical, written by, for and about women, have been keeping them busy, the 50 girls enrolled in Yeshiva Girls High School are learning an important less...
Pro-Israel groups set to counter campus apartheid claims
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel groups have been readying thems...
Pittsburgh-led Jewish trip stranded off Chilean coast
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of 16 Jewish adventure-seekers returning from a trip to Antarctica found themselves stranded on Easter Island for several days in the wake of Chile’s massive earthquake, which hit last Satu...