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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s roundabout journey to Orthodoxy includes website for writers
“I grew up as a nerd,” Matthue Roth confesses. Roth, 37, is a published author several times over, with credits including the award-winning “Never Mind the Goldbergs” and “My First Kafka,” a pictur...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to ‘The Lion’
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi bikes to promote Judaism
by Chronicle Staff
Feb 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pittsburgh rabbi will take part in the Ride4Reform 2010 — a five-day bike ride throughout Israel from March 14 to 18 to promote Reform Judaism in the Holy Land. Rabbi Ezra Ende of Temple Sinai wi...
Survivor's grandson buys Mengele diary
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The grandson of a Holocaust survivor reportedly bought the diary of the notorious Josef Mengele. The 180-page journal was sold for an undisclosed sum Tuesday "to an East Coast Jewish philanthropist...
Israel’s reply to Goldstone suggests a more civil approach
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Goldstone wars continue, but beneath the shouting a diplomatic track has emerged. The Israeli government last week published a reply to the U.N. Human Rights Council’s report on th...
Berlusconi feels pain of Shoah victims, Gaza Palestinians
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi expressed his empathy for Israel and the Palestinians during the final day of a three-day visit to Israel. "Today, the safeguarding of Israel's ...
Israel hits Gaza tunnels in response to barrel bombs
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel destroyed two Gaza smuggling tunnels in response to Hamas' attempt to attack Israeli targets in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel's Air Force on Tuesday night struck the tunnels use...
Jewish biathlete bringing passion for success to Vancouver
by Ben Harris
JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When the call from Germany arrived at the Spector family home in Lenox, Mass., last month, the voice on the other end betrayed little of the excitement one would expect from a newly mint...
Wasted food has massive impact on collective carbon footprint
by Editors
E/The Environmental Magazine
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of all the food we throw away here in the United States? — Mike Schiller, Cambridge, Mass. Food waste is a huge issue in America, especially ...
Twerski’s book bridges gap between two audiences
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone familiar with the many books of Rabbi Abraham Twerski, M.D., knows he generally writes for two different audiences. Some of his books, which are for a general audience, deal with substance a...
Toomey sets staunch conservative agenda in Chronicle meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Pat Toomey minced no words about health care reform in 2010. “Anything close to what passed in the House and the Senate is dead,” he said. His response was not unexpected. Toomey, a Republican cand...
Sachs transitions to civilian life after five years on active duty
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
For a few minutes in 1984, Nosson Sachs felt sure that General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. would end his military career before it began. The freshly minted rabbi had just begun working as a chaplain at...