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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 | 1 1 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 | 12 12 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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Speaker: U.S. must make Israel an ‘offer it can’t refuse’ to achieve peace
by Derek Kwait and Lee Chottiner Chronicle
Staff
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Despairing that Israel can find a solution to its conflict with the Palestinians alone, the featured speaker at a J Street program last week, called for a third party — the United States — to step ...
Dor Hadash, Tree of Life ink space sharing deal
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The corner of Shady and Wilkins avenues in Squirrel Hill is becoming a crowded address for congregations. Congregation Dor Hadash has announced that it will move into the Tree of Life synagogue thi...
Art exhibit at Saint Vincent explores iconography in Judaism
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Walk into the Saint Vincent College art gallery in Latrobe and the first thing you’ll see is a wall covered in brightly colored women’s panties. Not the most common item on display at this small, s...
Rampant water-borne illness
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the primary environmental concerns in the aftermath of the big earthquake in Haiti? — Frank Dover, Portland, Ore. As would be the case after any natural disaster, water-bor...
Spitting on Christians in Jerusalem raises eyebrows
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — From his ceramics gallery along Armenian Patriarchate Road, Garo Sandrouni has a sweeping view of one of the Old City of Jerusalem’s longest thoroughfares, stretching from Jaffa Gate de...
‘Ajami’ a stark look at how two ethic groups live side by side
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
All is not as it seems in the movie, “Ajami.” Good guys are not so good. Bad guys are not so bad, and just when you think you have the plot all figured out, you don’t. This circular intrigue unfold...
Nitrogen enriched gasoline may add to pollution, experts say
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Since nitrogen oxide compounds are components of smog and are common water pollutants, does nitrogen-enriched gasoline create additional pollution? — Rick Oestrike, Poughkeepsie, N....
Elisa Beck has big — and green — plans for site of South Side neighborhood market
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Going to the market is more than a household chore for Elisa Beck. For this Monroeville resident, it’s more like going on a scavenger hunt for new and exciting foods, not to mention a visit to fami...
Squirrel Hill venture to take children to the ‘Outback’
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
A new play center coming to Squirrel Hill will give parents a break — a coffee break. Todd Schachter, 28, with the help of his fiancée and partner, Erin Levine, came up with the idea for My Little ...
Israelis rescuers respond to Haiti earthquake zone
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of Israeli specialists, with expertise in rescue and trauma, was one of the first international help units on the scene in Port-au-Prince following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Hait...