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Predictable ‘Book of Jonah’ brings forth both the Bible and Hollywood
The swift, improbable conclusion of “The Book of Jonah” reminds me of my mother’s reactions to many Hollywood endings: “only in the movies.” As the title suggests, Joshua Max Feldman’s novel is pat...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating its Jewish voice: HaZamir gets ready for ninth season
The local chapter of the international HaZamir Jewish high school choir announced its ninth season, inviting performers to join the troupe at the Squirrel Hill JCC as it rehearses for performances ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oy Vey! Mother-daughter relationship prevails in Jewish-Latina comedy
Estella Fish is Puerto Rican, and she clasps a rosary while fretting about her directionless youngest daughter, Alexis. Yet, she sounds like a typical Jewish mother concerned about an underachievin...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beth El community fills in letters to start holy scroll
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
As Dr. Jay Feuer touched the tip of the quill pen, watching intently as Rabbi Levi Selwyn filled in the Hebrew letter aleph in the word bereshit, he didn’t feel nervous. Pretty impressive, consider...
The 20th JFilm Festival will run in April.
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum has announced the 20th JFilm Festival, which will run from April 11 to 21, 2013, will be held at the Manor Theater and other venues in and around the city. T...
The Jewish side of The Three Stooges
by Robert Gluck/JNS.org
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
To the average fan, The Three Stooges’ shenanigans may obscure how their Jewish backgrounds shaped their lives and work. But not for Gary Lassin — president of The Three Stooges Fan Club, editor of...
Interfaith families mark both holidays, even when kids are raised Jewish
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Brenda Wolper is a dedicated Jewish mother. She works as a preschool teacher at Temple David in Monroeville, helps run the congregation’s youth group and sits on its school board. She and her husba...
StandFour - Eight Nights - Hanukkah Mashup
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Four of the Maccabeats sing new Hanukkah pop song parody medley. Watch the Video
What kosher wines are hot for this year’s Chanuka?
Nov 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Chanuka isn’t just for kids. Adults enjoy this festival of lights and freedom as well. One way they appreciate it is through fine kosher wines. For some time, kosher wines have been shedding the im...
‘Radiant Circles’
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 20, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
When Dr. Arthur Levine entrusted Pat Sheahan and Adrienne Heinrich with his late wife’s artwork, they knew what they wanted to do with the collection — put it on display in the American Jewish Muse...
Still time to see ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh ( JTOP ) production of Afred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” is entering its final week. The Pulitzer Prize Winning play, written by Uhry in 1987, is the story of an u...
‘Kosher by Design’ author reflects on books, kosher and cooking
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone who can read can follow a recipe, according to Susie Fishbein.  But to be a really good cook — a “free cook” — one needs good techniques. Fishbein sets forth many of those techniques in “Kos...
Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh (JTOP) continues its comeback season by presenting Alfred Uhry’s stage play, “Driving Miss Daisy.” Set in Atlanta, the story follows the seemingly contentious but g...