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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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 1 1 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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Interfaith families mark both holidays, even when kids are raised Jewish
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 26 26 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...
Jewish painter uses famous artist’s style to express ‘Jewishness’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
It might be fair to describe Deborah Kass as a 21st-century, Jewish feminist Andy Warhol. The artist, who has the chutzpa to substitute her own face for that of Elizabeth Taylor in her Warhol-inspi...
‘Incessant Visions’ a compelling film of greatest architect you never heard of
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Erich Mendelsohn, a German Jewish architect, left his creative mark across Europe and pre-independence Palestine, but aside from his work with the U.S. Army during World War II, he remains largely ...
Breaking the fast and staying in control on Yom Kippur
by Deborah Beck Busis, For the Chronicle
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Eating reasonably during Yom Kippur break fast can be challenging.  Many people think it’s reasonable to eat whatever they want, in whatever quantity they want.  But they can easily ...