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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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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JFilm opener has twists enough to hold interest
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Things aren’t always as they seem in “Prima Primavera,” the opening night movie of the 2012 JFilm Festival. The artful, sometimes comedic, film opens in a Jewish cemetery in Hungary. We meet Gabor,...
‘Einstein Before Israel’ sheds light on scientist’s links to Zionism
by Morton I. Teicher for the Chronicle
Mar 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Ze’ev Rosenkranz has been in the Einstein business for 22 years. He’s been a senior editor at the Einstein Papers Project at Cal Tech and former curator of Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew Un...
JCC successfully raises funds for scholarships
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh held its sixth annual Big Night, “All Aboard JCC’s Love Boat,” at the JCC Saturday, March 3. The Big Night event raises a large portion of the JCC’...
Ethan does it all
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Composer, actor, songwriter and philanthropist Ethan Bortnick is slated to perform at Chabad Fox Chapel’s Spark Gala event Sunday, March 11, at the August Wilson Center.  Ethan has been making hist...
‘Freud’s Last Session’ stops for no audience, Wohl says
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At first blush, David Wohl seems the type one might expect to see sitting in a deli booth, schmoozing with the likes of Larry David over a corned beef sandwich in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusias...
‘Memory’ a distilling look at one survivor’s experience
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The venue for the the screening of 'Memory' has been changed from College Hall to the Power Center on Forbes Avenue, on the Duquesne University Campus.) Howard Chandler remembers we...
Metro Briefs
Feb 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle has added two new writers to its blogosphere. “ The Beet-Eating Heeb ” is a blog for Jewish vegetarians, Jewish vegans and all Jews whose concerns about food are not limited to...
JFilm 2012 festival schedule
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The date for the JFilm Festival's opening night movie, "Prima Primavera," is Thursday, March 15. The correct date appears in the schedule below, but an incorrect date was given in a...
Rollercoaster relationship between Zionism, Tinsel Town on upswing
by Danielle Berrin
Los Angeles Jewish Journal
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
At the Golden Globe Awards in January, producer Howard Gordon stepped up to the stage to accept the award for Best Television Series — Drama for co-creating the breakout Showtime hit “Homeland.” In...
The Jewish retail giant and the black community
by Stephen Whitfield
JointMedia News Service
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
At the very end of December, 2011, when the Sears Holding Company announced that up to 120 of its stores (both Sears Roebuck and Kmart) would be closing due to disappointing sales, the contrast wit...