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Albert Einstein was a sex magnet? 4 surprising facts about the genius
NEW YORK — Think “Albert Einstein,” and certain images or phrases likely come to mind: “genius,” “kooky,” “wild hair,” “theory of relativity,” “E = mc2” — maybe even “Zionist.” Sex and violence? No...
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Israel’s fallen statesman
“Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman” by Itamar Rabinovich. New Haven, Conn., Yale University Press, 2017. 244 pages. $25. For almost 25 years, I’ve been convinced that Yitzhak Rabin was pull...
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Rabbi Akiva made the Jews who they are today, says biographer Holtz
It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They were discussing the Exodus from Egypt all that night, unti...
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This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
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Action or silence?
by Justin Jacobs
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Ethical kosher seal comes to Pa., but will it catch on?
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
Hanging next to the bathroom in Max and David’s International Kosher Cuisine, a two-year-old upscale eatery in Elkins Park, Pa., you’ll find a veritable hall of fame, “certificates that we like to ...
Supowitz followed a media career to Florida, but he hates the humidity 
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As a media professional, I can attest to the heavy pressures, deadlines and fast-paced culture that absorbs my day-to-day life. For many individuals in my line of work, it’s a struggl...
U.S. anti-Semitism envoy wants to bring non-Jews into the fight
by Melissa Apter
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s special envoy on anti-Semitism wants to recruit non-Jews to make her case. Hannah Rosenthal outlined her goals in her new role during a recent address in Dallas to th...
Coming up in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Mar 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee is presenting a conversation on “Jews in Interfaith Dialogue: Confidently Talking with Others About Ourselves,” along with the Agency for Jewish Learning in a serie...
Chile synagogue destroyed in quake, Masorti movement says
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Masorti synagogue in Concepcion was destroyed in the earthquake that rocked Chile, the Masorti Olami said. The head of the international Masorti organization, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, has...
Deuteronomy, Shimon Peres inspire adult CMU student’s opera
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
When she first decided she wanted to compose an opera, Sora Jederan-Shpack made a list of all the topics she thought would make good fodder, specifically excluding anything having to do with religi...
Yeshiva Girls HS musical a parable of society and technology
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
While rehearsals for an original full-length musical, written by, for and about women, have been keeping them busy, the 50 girls enrolled in Yeshiva Girls High School are learning an important less...
Pro-Israel groups set to counter campus apartheid claims
by Ben Harris
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel groups have been readying thems...
Pittsburgh-led Jewish trip stranded off Chilean coast
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of 16 Jewish adventure-seekers returning from a trip to Antarctica found themselves stranded on Easter Island for several days in the wake of Chile’s massive earthquake, which hit last Satu...