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As ‘Gone with the Wind’ turns 75, examining the Jewish influence on an epic film
The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts w...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 98, Kirk Douglas finds his poetic muse
LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian Jewish ragman, marked his 98th birthday on Dec. 9 by launching his 11th book. The legendary star of 87 movies (w...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Sheriff of Mars’ unveils endearing life of Jewish music star hidden in the fields of France
It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes and storytellers — high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the b...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chanukah menorahs of Israel shed light on Jewish people’s past, present, future
As winter arrives and the days grow shorter, outdoor lighting is needed more during the Chanukah season than at any other time of year. This need is taken particularly seriously in Israel, where ou...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Appassionata’ a gripping account of concert pianist, and her turbulent life
by Morton I. Teicher
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Artistically speaking, Eva Hoffman Hoffman’s background has come in handy. When she was 14, growing anti-Semitism in Ukraine led Hoffman and her family to move to Canada. After completing high scho...
Census shows rise in Jewish school enrollment
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Enrollment at Jewish elementary and secondary schools in the United States is on the rise, according to the findings of a new AVI CHAI Foundation census. But the news isn’t all good. There are 228,...
Seneca Valley teacher brings Holocaust to life in his classroom
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 02, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
To a high school student, the events of the Holocaust can seem unreal, and far removed from contemporary life. But by drawing parallels between current events and Nazi Germany, Seneca Valley Senior...
Israeli army to fight Facebook enemies
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will draft recruits to fight the enemy on Facebook and Twitter. The IDF is set to begin drafting computer experts in order to start a new media department uni...
Jewish Labor Committee calls for Hyatt boycott
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Jewish Labor Committee is calling on Jews to boycott Hyatt Hotels. The call comes following the news earlier this fall that the hotel chain had laid off approximately 100 members ...
Talking Israel, Jews and anti-Semitism at Amsterdam film festival
by Ben Harris
JTA
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM -- A hushed crowd filed into a standing-room-only space above the Escape Club in Amsterdam last week to hear the Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Maziar Bahari describe the four months he spent...
Movie details rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A young man is walking to his synagogue in London when a group of boys approaches on bicycles. As they pass, one of them punches the young man in the face, unprovoked. “That’s what happens to Jews,...
Women from different backgrounds come together in beautiful harmony
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven women, ranging in age from 31 to 55, sit around a breakfast table, noshing on some fruit and finishing the morning’s first cup. But this is not your run-of-the-mill coffee klatch. The women i...
PAJC looking to tackle immigration reform in 2010
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In the course of the coming year, the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will host a series of educational events on the intricacies of immigration and the attempts to reform it. “This is the issue w...
Iran divestment would impact $692M in Pa. investments
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
When people question whether state-level divestment is worth the effort, proponents often talk in abstract terms about the cumulative impact of many state and local governments simultaneously yanki...