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The birth of ‘Jersey Boys,’ thanks to two New York Jewish guys
As unlikely as it was for a group of guys from the New Jersey projects — who were affiliated with mobsters and occasionally incarcerated — to rise to the top of the 1960s pop charts, what may be ev...
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rugelach roundtable: Does this beloved pastry need to be dairy to taste good?
Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though pareve, rugelach are often a preferred dessert ...
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Can Yom Kippur atonement be accomplished in 140 characters or less?
Coming from a non-observant family of Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union to Israel, a country where many people tend to lead secular lifestyles to begin with, I wasn’t raised in a parti...
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A hero disgraced: The story of archives saved, stolen and dispersed
Self-taught historian Szajko Frydman gained fame among scholars for his achievements in preserving history from Europe’s lost Jewish world, but his obsessive zeal and need for income led him to dis...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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No serious health issues linked to television, but watching can have other side effects
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Years ago I read that children should be kept at least 2 feet from the television because of harmful electronic emissions. Is this still relevant? Is there a difference regarding th...
How Israel is implementing the settlement freeze stirs dissent
by Marcy Oster
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — While an Israeli magician sat in an ice cube in Tel Aviv for 64 hours in a bid to shatter a world record, settler leaders in Jerusalem prepared to smash an ice cube of a very different ...
Newest Israelis show off new ID cards
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Iraq planning to sue Israel for 1981 bombing
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Iraq is planning to sue Israel for bombing its nuclear reactor at Osirak nearly three decades ago. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has instructed his foreign ministry to find out from the Unite...
Baseball in Israel? It really happened and documentary tells the story
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
For one improbable season in 2007, baseball — America’s national pastime — was played in Israel. Whether there’s ever a second season is anyone’s guess, but thanks to two American independent filmm...
Nice Jewish girl from Kiev goes on to career making wood sculptures
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2007, New York’s Jewish Museum mounted an impressive exhibition of Louise Nevelson’s work. The accompanying catalog, published in a cloth- bound edition, sold for $55. A new paperback version se...
‘Blooms’ studies how tenuous relationships are in life-death struggles
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Prize winning Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld has written more than 20 novels about the Holocaust, usually focusing on what happened just before and just after the mass murder of European Jewry. Bo...
PJC sets priorities for coming legislative session
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Divesting from countries that support terror, and sustaining social service programs in this tough economy, top the priority list of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition for this year. The PJC, a grou...
Mt. Lebanon teen to play in Army All-American Band
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Two years ago, alto saxophone player Daniel Cohen sat in an assembly at Mt. Lebanon High School, watching two upperclassmen selected to participate in the first U.S. Army All-American Marching Band...
After Pius move, Pope Benedict practices delicate Jewish dance
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
Jan 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- For at least the third time in his papacy, Pope Benedict's XVI is doing the Jewish dance that takes him one step back, one step forward. The step back came when Benedict made a move in mid-...