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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 | 3 3 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...
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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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Packed house (of prayer)
May 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
A capacity audience looks on as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh perform Wednesday, May 16, in the main sanctuary of Rodef Shalom Congregation. The performa...
Jewish Pittsburgh artists attracting international attention
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
There is some pretty great art coming out of Jewish Pittsburgh these days. And the world is beginning to take notice. While the canvases of mixed-medium artist Zivi Aviraz are being exhibited at pr...
2012 Jewish Music Festival opens with Krakauer, ‘Arye’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival will reach beyond its traditional emphasis on Yiddish and Eastern European musical roots, expanding its scope to include the exploration of multicultura...
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....