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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...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish teens volunteer in International Day of Giving
by By Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Around 250 teens came together from all across Pittsburgh to participate in J-Serve, an international day of Jewish youth service. “The idea is to foster this connection for teens to the community ...
Five short-subject pictures compete at Robinson film gala
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm will present five short-subject films next week at the Robinson Short Film Competition Gala Awards Evening, Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at SouthSide Works Cinema. This year, the competing films...
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform in Israel this summer
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The last time the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre toured overseas was in 1994, when it performed the full-length ballet “Romeo and Juliet” in Taiwan. Now, 18 years later, the PBT is preparing to again tr...
JTOP returns to Pittsburgh theater scene
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The curtain is set to rise again for the Jewish Theater of Pittsburgh, this time in a different venue. Tito Braunstein, the founder of JTOP, is gearing up for the June 2012 re-launch of the profess...
'Boycott Israel,' the movie — starring Emma Thompson
by Ben Cohen
JointMedia News Service
Apr 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
If Hollywood ever makes a movie about the movement to boycott Israel, I can think of no one better suited to the starring role than Emma Thompson. I imagine Thompson’s character as a schoolteacher ...
‘Holy Eating’ offers much to spiritual readers short of veganism
by Jeffrey Cohan
Beet-Eating Heeb
Apr 08, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
(The following book review was first published on thejewishchronicle.net as a post of The Beet-Eating Heeb, one of the Chronicle’s blogs. Jeffrey Cohan is the blog’s author.) If the Beet-Eating Hee...
‘Campus Superstar’ attracts capacity audience to Hillel fundraiser
by James Cahalan
For the Chronicle
Apr 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The Campus Superstar competition crowned its 2012 winner Sunday at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Annie Heise of Carnegie Mellon University is this year’s winner, taking home the $5,000 prize....
Keeping it simple
by Angela Leibowicz
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle Cooks is all about keeping it simple, tasty and nutritious, without being challenging in the kitchen. For this year’s Passover edition, the recipes are for everyday meals. The Whole F...
‘Kaddish’ a strong, sensitive look at unlikely friends
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Berlin is an ironic setting for a movie about the conflict between Jews and Arabs brought down to a personal level. But, as we see in “Kaddish for a Friend,” one of the last movies to be screened i...
Israeli-built robots shoot for U.S. competition
by Ronen Shnidman
JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Forward Omri Casspi made the leap from Israel to the National Basketball Association in 2009, but the latest Israeli hoopsters seeking to compete on American soil aren’t human. Earlier t...