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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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Touch of Pray: Celebrating Shabbat and the Grateful Dead
CHICAGO — What a long, strange trip it’s been for Shu Eliovson. The American-born resident of Kfar Maimon, a religious moshav in southern Israel, Eliovson is an ordained rabbi, though an unconventi...
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‘Amy’ proffers dismal recap of Winehouse’s raw, abbreviated life
Amy Winehouse, the brash little Jewish girl with the great big voice, died four years ago this month. There are any number of ways to mark that unhappy anniversary and draw inspiration from the Bri...
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At 89, Jerry Lewis, legendary Jewish comic and humanitarian, adds another honor to his distinguished resume
Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, L...
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Israeli women fight relegation to back of bus
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Three years ago, a 57-year-old grandmother got on a bus in Israel departing Rechovot for Givat Shmuel and sat in a vacant seat in the front. Shortly after taking her seat, the woman was...
Black & white images introduce mental illness stories at exhibit
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Day after day, the woman diagnosed with schizophrenia walked to and from her treatment center, cutting across the Schenley Park Golf Course. On her way was a tree — a stately one with a wide canopy...
Family hopes PZ associate rabbi can reach solution in grave exhumation
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Does Jewish law permit a family to exhume the remains of a loved one so that he can rest throughout eternity alongside his relatives? Or does the sanctity of the deceased reign supreme, prohibiting...
Library swamped with Jewish books; seeks good homes for the tomes
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 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 | 85 85 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 | 85 85 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 | 102 102 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 | 101 101 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 | 97 97 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 | 111 111 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...