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‘Parade’ offers a powerful tale of an American blood libel
A young girl is found dead in the factory where she worked. There are three suspects for the brutal murder: the black night watchman, the black janitor and the Jewish factory superintendent. The to...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Carnegie Shul’ president voted onto Carnegie Borough Council
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
CARNEGIE, Pa. — The lone window in Rick D’Loss’ office at Congregation Ahavath Achim looks onto Main Street and the abandoned, peeling front of the Main Hotel. “This is such an ideal location,” D’L...
Using comics to teach the hardest subject: the Holocaust
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Want to figure out how old someone is without asking outright? Find out how they learned about the Holocaust in high school. Just “The Diary of Anne Frank?” Maybe 40s or 50s. “Number the Stars?” Le...
‘Rachamim’ follows Shoa survivor- secret agent from darkness to light
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Ray Naar’s first novel, “Rachamim,” could just as easily been titled “From Darkness into Light.” As a matter of fact, that’s the subtitle. The story traces an adult Holocaust survivor from Gree...
Buy a piece of Concordia Club
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The Concordia Club voted in July to close by the end of the year. Now, the furnishings are going up for sale at public auction. Harry Davis and Company Auctioneers is selling “the banquet facilitie...
CMU Philharmonic performs banned composers at concert
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Although anti-Semitism had been brewing in Europe for some time, on Nov. 9, 1938, it entered a new stage when, in a few hours time, Nazis set forth on a horrific path of terror against the Jews of ...
Torah dedication at federal prison called a ‘historic’ event
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In what is believed to be an unprecedented ceremony for the federal prison system, Jewish leaders flocked to this West Virginia city Tuesday for the dedication of a Torah to be ...
New Pitt group focuses on Jewish graduate students
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
A new student-run organization at the University of Pittsburgh will be one of the first to unite Jews of widely varying graduate school studies. Jewish Pitt Grads is the University’s newest graduat...
Covenant plaintiffs allege misconduct, breach of contract
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of residents at the former Covenant at South Hills have filed a class-action lawsuit against B’nai B’rith International, B’nai B’rith Housing, Inc, and its officers and directors, seeking t...
Specter introduces resolution to televise Supreme Court proceedings
by Kate Kelly
Press Secretary U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), along with seven colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a Sense of the Senate Resolution urging the Supreme Court to permi...
Exhibit traces the 20-year history of Hitler Youth
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The children of the Nazi party began as a shining hope for the future, but by the end of the war they became reserve soldiers as the Germans faced military defeat. That descent from twisted idealis...