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Oy Vey! Mother-daughter relationship prevails in Jewish-Latina comedy
Estella Fish is Puerto Rican, and she clasps a rosary while fretting about her directionless youngest daughter, Alexis. Yet, she sounds like a typical Jewish mother concerned about an underachievin...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nazi spy? Not hardly: The Jewish dressmaker FDR turned away
WASHINGTON — Was the Jewish “lady tailor” who ran a Prague dressmaking shop a potential Nazi spy? The Roosevelt administration apparently thought so. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee recently opened a r...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helping Hollywood get Chasidim right
NEW YORK — When it comes to Chasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume. But that approach isn’t without its challenges. M...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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J Street forum introduces group to Pittsburgh ahead of merger
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
As a prelude to the Jan. 1 merger of J Street and Brit Tzedek v’ Shalom, a panel discussion Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill introduced J Street to the Pittsburgh Jewish commu...
Emily Rosen wins Chanuka cover contest
Dec 09, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily Rosen, 9, is the winner of The Chronicle’s cover contest for this year’s Chanuka issue. A third-grade student at O’Hara Elementary School, Emily also attends the Fox Chapel Chabad Sunday Scho...
Hidden Jews in Poland to get Chanuka guide
by JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A Polish-language guide to Chanuka will be distributed to Hidden Jews in Poland. Shavei Israel, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to strengthen ties between the State of Israel an...
The politics of pita
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Over at the Atlantic, Lauren Shockey has an engaging account of her two months apprenticing as a chef in Tel Aviv, and she ruminates over that constitutes an Israeli cuisine. One thing that stood o...
Microbreweries bubbling up in Israel
by Ari Miller
JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- David Cohen doesn’t think Goldstar beer is bad -- especially for a macro-brewed, industrial label that is Israel’s most popular. But Cohen’s beer of choice comes from The Dancing Camel,...
Lebanon fires at Israeli planes
by JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Lebanese army fired on at least four Israel Air Force planes flying over southern Lebanon. Lebanese news media reported Wednesday that the anti-aircraft fire forced the Israeli pla...
Trial opens for alleged war criminal Demjanjuk; prosecutors confident
by Toby Dershowitz
JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
MUNICH — The long-awaited Nazi war crimes trial of John Demjanjuk opened here with his attorney claiming that his client is a scapegoat for German guilt over the Holocaust. Demjanjuk, 89, is charge...
First bar mitzva celebrated in Croatia since Holocaust
by Karen Gold Anisfeld
For The Chronicle
Dec 03, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
ZAGREB, Croatia — Emanuel Israel Da-Don, the eldest son of Croatia’s chief rabbi, Kotel Da-Don, was recently called to the Torah here as a bar mitzva. What made the day special was that Emanuel is ...
Nothing wrong or right with ‘My Very First Jewish Celebrate’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The cover of the new compilation CD for Jewish children, “My Very First Jewish Celebrate,” contains this guarantee: “kid tested; parent approved.” Oh, really? While cruising along the Pennsylvania ...
‘Appassionata’ a gripping account of concert pianist, and her turbulent life
by Morton I. Teicher
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Artistically speaking, Eva Hoffman Hoffman’s background has come in handy. When she was 14, growing anti-Semitism in Ukraine led Hoffman and her family to move to Canada. After completing high scho...