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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nazi spy? Not hardly: The Jewish dressmaker FDR turned away
WASHINGTON — Was the Jewish “lady tailor” who ran a Prague dressmaking shop a potential Nazi spy? The Roosevelt administration apparently thought so. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee recently opened a r...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helping Hollywood get Chasidim right
NEW YORK — When it comes to Chasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume. But that approach isn’t without its challenges. M...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Parade’ offers a powerful tale of an American blood libel
A young girl is found dead in the factory where she worked. There are three suspects for the brutal murder: the black night watchman, the black janitor and the Jewish factory superintendent. The to...
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Weak box office, failing health, reasons for company’s demise
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 21, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The show won’t go on for the Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh. After the last production this past November, founder Maurice “Tito” Braunstein has decided to bring the curtain down on his beloved proje...
Reese enjoyed his stay with Penguins, however short
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Dylan Reese finally got his long-awaited chance to debut with the team he grew up watching, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Jewish Upper St. Clair native, whom the New York Rangers drafted in 2003, ca...
CDS supporters masquerade around Downtown to celebrate
by Lindsay Dill, For the Chronicle
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 300 people masqueraded around the top floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel, Saturday, Feb. 9, to dance, celebrate and wish mazel tov to Community Day School, its students, teachers, voluntee...
Single Files
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
I first met Tricia while she was volunteering at Concordia of the South Hills, visiting the elderly. Her big heart and strong sense of Jewish values were immediately apparent. But Tricia, 51, is fa...
Jewish rapper sheds his beat for his guitar in first acoustic tour
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the Feb. 7 Chronicle. The correct venue for the PIttsburgh performance is the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead, not Oakland...
Beth Shalom cantor releases his first CD
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Don’t look for a common theme in Cantor Ben Rosner’s recently released CD, Songs of Strength and Spirit. There isn’t one. “There is not a common theme to this album,” Rosner, the chazzen of Congreg...
The host of Obama’s second inaugural party, Sen. Charles Schumer, is America’s lovable Jewish Uncle Leo
by Rachel Shukert, Tablet
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
My dear congregation, you may notice I am sermonizing to you a little earlier than usual this week. This is because I want to talk to you about something that happened on Monday, before Suri Cruise...
Campus Superstar field whittled to 10 as finals night approaches
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle correspondent
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 125 people crammed into the third floor of the Hillel Jewish University Center on Thursday evening to listen to 29 students from universities around Pittsburgh make their case to move on to th...
Balka exhibit reflects Jewish life in 19th-, 20th-century America
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest exhibit at the American Jewish Museum of Pittsburgh is a chronicle on canvas of the trials of Jews in the 19th- and 20th- century America compiled by a single art collector. The new Anna...
Jewish Pittsburgh native rigs cameras for groundbreaking film
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
For three years, Adam LeWinter went to work in some of the coldest places on earth. He did it for the adventure. He did it for the challenge. And he did it to send a chilling message to the world: ...