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Diversity takes a starring role at JFilm festival
JFilm will open its 22nd annual festival on April 16 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Last Mentsch,” a whimsical film about a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with his past, and will continue...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayelet Tsabari’s award-winning stories reflect Yemenite background, global outlook
Ayelet Tsabari acted as a child and teen, appearing in Habima’s youth performances in Israel, a commercial and some student films. Although Tsabari no longer acts, the author of the award-winning “...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The story of Jewish terrorism in its ‘war of national liberation’
After reading Bruce Hoffman’s history of how Jewish terrorism drove Britain from its Palestine Mandate, it’s interesting to consider whether freer Jewish immigration might have prevented or lessene...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some of Lincoln’s best friends were Jews
A whopping 16,000 books have been written about President Abraham Lincoln. But a new book and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society tell a previously untold story about Lincoln: his relatio...
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For St. Louis passengers, 70th reunion could be their last
by Eric Fingerhut
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Seventy years after the SS St. Louis was turned away from the United States, the surviving passengers of the ill-fated voyage may be reuniting for the last time near where their chanc...
Israel’s justice minister reportedly wants judicial system based on Torah laws
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s justice minister reportedly called for basing the country’s judicial system on Torah laws. “Step by step, we will bestow upon the citizens of Israel the laws of the Torah, and we will turn...
Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric, saying it was harming Turkey’s profile. “In the president’s meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan yesterday, t...
Want to do something on Chanuka? Here are some ideas
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
If the latkes and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) don’t weigh you down, then there’s plenty to see and do for Chanuka this year in the Pittsburgh area. Jews will celebrate with parades, public menora ...
Cycling to work may have hazards beyond the traffic
by Earth Talk By
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 10, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I ride my bike to work along busy urban streets. Should I be worried about inhaling pollutants from vehicle emissions and other sources? — J. Kaufman, San Francisco The short answer...
Jewish leaders testify for medical marijuana
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 8 8 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
Ruth Damsker still remembers how her husband, Jeffrey, a physician, was terminally ill with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He tried several therapies to find relief — all without success. Fina...
J Street forum introduces group to Pittsburgh ahead of merger
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
As a prelude to the Jan. 1 merger of J Street and Brit Tzedek v’ Shalom, a panel discussion Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill introduced J Street to the Pittsburgh Jewish commu...
Emily Rosen wins Chanuka cover contest
Dec 09, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily Rosen, 9, is the winner of The Chronicle’s cover contest for this year’s Chanuka issue. A third-grade student at O’Hara Elementary School, Emily also attends the Fox Chapel Chabad Sunday Scho...
Hidden Jews in Poland to get Chanuka guide
by JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A Polish-language guide to Chanuka will be distributed to Hidden Jews in Poland. Shavei Israel, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to strengthen ties between the State of Israel an...
The politics of pita
by Ron Kampeas
Dec 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Over at the Atlantic, Lauren Shockey has an engaging account of her two months apprenticing as a chef in Tel Aviv, and she ruminates over that constitutes an Israeli cuisine. One thing that stood o...