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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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Did Jews speak about the Holocaust after the war?
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up in Leechburg, 30 miles or so north of Pittsburgh, Ruth Reidbord watched her mother struggle unsuccessfully to save family trapped in Poland during World War II. Reidbord, who was 14 when...
Turkey, Jordan and Israel held joint search and rescue maneuvers
by JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Turkey, Jordan and Israel held joint search and rescue maneuvers, a Turkish newspaper reported. The exercise reportedly took place two weeks ago at the Turkish Special Forces Command’s training ran...
Orthodox groups decry State Dept. report on religious freedom
by Anath Hartmann
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A U.S. State Department report on religious freedom is drawing sharp criticism from Orthodox Jewish groups over its portrayal of Israel. The groups are denouncing what they call the un...
Plans for new Palestinian city in West Bank raise hopes
by Dina Kraft
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
RAWABI, West Bank — Dusk has fallen on a terraced hillside and workers clearing the red earth hurry to finish planting trees in the twilight, their labor the initial step in the construction of the...
PBT performs ‘Light’ at Pittsburgh’s Byham
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
There are countless novels creating vivid images for readers about the horrors of the Holocaust. Films dealing with its atrocities are nothing new. Likewise, paintings and sculptures depicting the ...
Time ripe to green up the fashion show runway
by The Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Can you enlighten on the environmental impact of the fashion industry? As I understand it, the industry overall is no friend to the environment. — Tan Cheng Li, Malaysia According t...
Pittsburgh trio starts global online campaign to hug Jews
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
If you happened to hug a Jew last Friday, wittingly or unwittingly, you were in the company of more than 150,000 people worldwide doing the same thing. Friday, Nov. 13, was Hug A Jew Day, an event ...
Rubin lays out pragmatic picture of Middle East to cheers, jeers
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 18, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Barry Rubin has some advice for political junkies trying to understand the Middle East: It defies logic. “If you who think you can understand politics in the Middle East using the same logic used t...
Rabbinical student takes world boxing title
by JTA
Nov 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish boxer who is studying to become a rabbi captured the world super welterweight championship. Yuri Foreman of Brooklyn defeated champion Daniel Santos of Puerto Rico by decision in Las Vegas...
Coen Brothers examine American Judaism in “A Serious Man"
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
In Sunday school, I often pondered synagogue paraphernalia: Who made the slender tallits, yellowed with age, or the nylon yarmulkes that stuck like cones on men’s heads? For all the details of Jewi...