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Menzel hits all the right notes in rousing Benedum Center performance
Toward the beginning of Idina Menzel’s two-hour set at the Benedum Center on Aug. 25, the Tony Award-winning actress remarked, “I was green for a very long time.” The comment was a nod to Menzel’s ...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review Influence of 1950s permeates Olson’s short, but powerful collection
While the name Tillie Olsen may not be as familiar today as other Jewish authors from the 1950s, she nevertheless has made an indelible mark on the Jewish literary scene with her renowned short sto...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simon Says: Creator of ‘The Wire’ talks about growing up in a house of storytellers
Yonkers, N.Y., may be the setting of David Simon’s newest TV drama “Show Me A Hero” (premiering Aug. 16 on HBO), but the chronicler of the streets of Baltimore — “Homicide,” “The Corner,” “The Wire...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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For French Jews, resort town of Deauville doubles as a safe haven
DEAUVILLE, France – This seaside community situated 125 miles west of Paris boasts windswept beaches, turquoise-water marinas, a grand casino, a race track and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Deauvi...
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Baseball in Israel? It really happened and documentary tells the story
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 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 | 53 53 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 | 58 58 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 | 59 59 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 | 65 65 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
JTA
Jan 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 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-...
Muslims post messages against anti-Semitism on Facebook
by JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Muslims placed personal messages against anti-Semitism on the Facebook page of a Muslim reformist and author. The hundreds of personal messages on Irshad Manji’s Facebook fan page were a thank you ...
Chlorinated water has a dark side, but what is there to do about it?
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for a while to rid the smell of the chlorin...
Israeli women fight relegation to back of bus
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Three years ago, a 57-year-old grandmother got on a bus in Israel departing Rechovot for Givat Shmuel and sat in a vacant seat in the front. Shortly after taking her seat, the woman was...
Black & white images introduce mental illness stories at exhibit
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Day after day, the woman diagnosed with schizophrenia walked to and from her treatment center, cutting across the Schenley Park Golf Course. On her way was a tree — a stately one with a wide canopy...