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This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ tells of resilience, hope
Imagine growing up never knowing that you were from a family of Holocaust survivors. Then imagine that once you discovered the truth, you learned that there was an incredible story behind the story...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Try not to cry during this Oscar-nominated film about a Holocaust survivor and his violin
Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman hasn’t written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28. Not to jinx things or appear overconfident, Cooperman s...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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An ode to ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham and modern Jewish neuroticism
The HBO series “Girls” may no longer be the definitive show of the millennial generation — but as it enters its sixth and final season this week, it remains relevant in myriad ways. “Girls” debuted...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five great buys for the Jewish music lover in your life
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s nothing like the balm of music to soothe a troubled mind — and given the collective angst generated by the last few months, now is the perfect time to indulge in the sweet harmonies of esca...
Israeli artist-in-residence turns trash into treasure
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
A tenuous line between trash and treasure holds necklaces together. As demonstrated by Telma Schultz — an Israeli artist known for making jewels from junk — glue, paper and piles of disposables are...
Leonard Cohen, whose Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations, is dead at 82
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwrite...
How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the f...
Three Rivers debuts quintessential Pittsburgh story
by Iris M. Samson, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s a film by a Pittsburgher, about a Pittsburgher, partially shot in Pittsburgh,” Eddie Rosenstein says of his movie, “The Freedom to Marry,” which kicks off this year’s Three Rivers Film Festiv...
Laughing all the way from the shtetl to ‘Seinfeld’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no denying we are a pretty funny people. From Henny Youngman to Jerry Seinfeld to Sacha Baron Cohen, there seems to be something in our DNA that just keeps us laughing. Nationally recogniz...
Shakespeare’s Jew comes to Pittsburgh
by Simone Shapiro
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
For more than 400 years, since “The Merchant of Venice” was written, readers and audiences have been debating the question: Is this play anti-Semitic? This question was raised and discussed again, ...
Dutch survivor’s diary called an Anne Frank story with a ‘happy’ ending
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — A Holocaust survivor dubbed “Rotterdam’s Anne Frank” in her native Netherlands published her wartime diary, which she wrote while hiding in the bombed-out city. “At Night I Dream of Pea...
From Woody Allen to Sarah Jessica Parker, 8 ‘Jewish’ shows to watch this fall
by Lior Zaltzman, JTA
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather, earlier sunsets and an end to whatever magical spell or temporary insanity that possessed us to spend our free time outdoors rather than in front of ...
New film explores the why, how behind Nazi atrocities
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 257 257 recommendations | email to a friend
Documentary film director and second-generation Holocaust survivor Philippe Mora recalls exactly what he was eating — chopped herring and eggs — when Sam Goldberg recounted to him details of what i...