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From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women from different backgrounds come together in beautiful harmony
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven women, ranging in age from 31 to 55, sit around a breakfast table, noshing on some fruit and finishing the morning’s first cup. But this is not your run-of-the-mill coffee klatch. The women i...
PAJC looking to tackle immigration reform in 2010
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
In the course of the coming year, the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will host a series of educational events on the intricacies of immigration and the attempts to reform it. “This is the issue w...
Iran divestment would impact $692M in Pa. investments
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When people question whether state-level divestment is worth the effort, proponents often talk in abstract terms about the cumulative impact of many state and local governments simultaneously yanki...
Israeli soldiers spark fears, shift debate with threats of not carrying out order
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Nov 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Top Israeli political and military leaders are increasingly worried about several recent incidents involving soldiers publicly declaring their refusal to evacuate Jewish settlers from ...
Did Jews speak about the Holocaust after the war?
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up in Leechburg, 30 miles or so north of Pittsburgh, Ruth Reidbord watched her mother struggle unsuccessfully to save family trapped in Poland during World War II. Reidbord, who was 14 when...
Turkey, Jordan and Israel held joint search and rescue maneuvers
by JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Turkey, Jordan and Israel held joint search and rescue maneuvers, a Turkish newspaper reported. The exercise reportedly took place two weeks ago at the Turkish Special Forces Command’s training ran...
Orthodox groups decry State Dept. report on religious freedom
by Anath Hartmann
JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A U.S. State Department report on religious freedom is drawing sharp criticism from Orthodox Jewish groups over its portrayal of Israel. The groups are denouncing what they call the un...
Plans for new Palestinian city in West Bank raise hopes
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
RAWABI, West Bank — Dusk has fallen on a terraced hillside and workers clearing the red earth hurry to finish planting trees in the twilight, their labor the initial step in the construction of the...
PBT performs ‘Light’ at Pittsburgh’s Byham
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
There are countless novels creating vivid images for readers about the horrors of the Holocaust. Films dealing with its atrocities are nothing new. Likewise, paintings and sculptures depicting the ...
Time ripe to green up the fashion show runway
by The Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Can you enlighten on the environmental impact of the fashion industry? As I understand it, the industry overall is no friend to the environment. — Tan Cheng Li, Malaysia According t...