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With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews receive a mixed welcome at ‘Downton Abbey’
Jewish characters have finally joined the impeccably attired throng at “Downton Abbey,” and it’s not an altogether happy day. While Lord and Lady Grantham welcome the new arrivals with exquisite ma...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revisiting the past in Cartagena, Colombia
Stop a random person on the streets of Pittsburgh for a little word-association game and Cartagena may invoke res-ponses along the lines of “drugs and crime” or perhaps the name of the mid-1980s fi...
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Soviet immigration fuels ‘engaging frolic’ through lives of imagination
In the charming novel, “A Replace-ment Life” by Boris Fishman, newly out in trade paperback, would-be writer Slava Gelman, stuck in a low- level, clerk-like job at a prestigious magazine, stumbles ...
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Library swamped with Jewish books; seeks good homes for the tomes
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The Friends of Jefferson Hills Library have found themselves with hundreds of Jewish books, and need someone to take them off their hands. While accepting book donations for its annual spring book ...
Jewish volunteers pitch in on Christmas Day
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Question: When is a Jew making ham a mitzva? Answer: When it’s on Christmas. More than 400 local Jews joined with Jews all over the country Friday to participate in the annual late-December festiva...
‘Bugs are Burning’ tells dark story of East European collaboration in Holocaust
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 30, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite the fatuous claims of Holocaust deniers, the responsibility of the Nazis for killing 6 million Jews in the Holocaust has been well documented. A vast body of literature mournfully attests t...
‘Center of the Universe’ tells bizarre but entertaining story of enduring matriarch
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
The close relationship between laughter and tears often brings together comedy and tragedy. Drama sometimes unites mirth and ruin, recording a person’s aspirations and failures while simultaneously...
Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel
by JTA
Dec 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel, which operates a plant in the city on Saturdays. During Sunday evening’s protest, demonstrators threw rocks, injuring two p...
Carter: Grandson’s race not reason enough to apologize
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jimmy Carter is asking the Jewish community for forgiveness — and insists it’s not simply because his grandson has decided to launch a political career with a run for the Georgia state...
Hillel JUC endowment pales compared to peer chapters
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center is operating with an endowment of approximately $300,000, which is significantly lower than many Jewish student organizations have and inadequate to maintain its...
Results from Copenhagen disappoint many Jews
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Warren Stone knew just what he would do when he saw the long chain of windmills jutting out from the Baltic Sea. Shofar in hand, he raised the ram’s horn to his lips and blew — an “awakening”...
Duquesne profs use Yad Vashem lectures to hone Holocaust teaching skills
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Four Duquesne University professors recently joined a mission of 14 Glimcher Fellows — mostly high school educators — on a 10-day trip to Israel for an intensive series of lectures on the Holocaust...
'Inglourious Basterds’ at JTS
by Ami Eden
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There are many wonderful things to say about the Jewish Theological Seminary, but let’s face it — it’s not exactly where all the hipsters meet. Honestly, how many times do you find yours...