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What makes Chanukah great in America
CHERRY HILL, N.J. – As Chanukah nears, let the grousing begin. Too much is made of a holiday that Judaism ranks as a minor festival — one whose rite takes no more than five minutes to complete each...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Predictable ‘Book of Jonah’ brings forth both the Bible and Hollywood
The swift, improbable conclusion of “The Book of Jonah” reminds me of my mother’s reactions to many Hollywood endings: “only in the movies.” As the title suggests, Joshua Max Feldman’s novel is pat...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating its Jewish voice: HaZamir gets ready for ninth season
The local chapter of the international HaZamir Jewish high school choir announced its ninth season, inviting performers to join the troupe at the Squirrel Hill JCC as it rehearses for performances ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Jewish women showcased at Westmoreland art exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Three Jewish artists are being featured at a “pop-up” show at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg. The show opens Wednesday, March 6, and runs through Sunday, March 31. Ruth Levin...
Eddie Rosenstein uses humor to make very real, serious films
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
How did a nice Jewish boy from Squirrel Hill end up in an East Harlem drug rehabilitation center? Fortunately, for Eddie Rosenstein, it wasn’t for treatment, but it was to create the award-winning ...
More finalists from CMU named for March 21 Campus Superstar finale
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Three more finalists have been named in the 2013 “Campus Superstar” competition. They are among the 10 finalists who will vie for a $5,000 grand prize Thursday, March 21, at Carnegie Music Hall in ...
Pittsburgh comedian leaves them in stitches at The Moth
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
No joke: Alan Olifson moved from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh about two years ago so he would have more opportunities to perform comedy. As it turned out, he was right. Olifson, who hosts The Moth’s m...
A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch
by Vox Tablet
Mar 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
“Hava Nagila” is perhaps the best-known Jewish song in the United States. Jewish and non-Jewish wedding and bar/bat mitzvah attendees alike know that its first few notes are our cue to link arms on...
‘The Gatekeepers,’ '5 Broken Cameras’ fail to win Academy Award
by Tablet Editors
Feb 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
5 Broken Cameras and The Gatekeepers , stark indictments of the Israeli occupation and its effects on Palestinian life, failed to garner the coveted Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards Sunday. The fil...
Purim Song
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Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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CMU trio among finalists for Campus Superstar finalists
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle correspondent
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Casey Cott, Rayquila Durham and Jean Floradin are three of the 10 finalists for Campus Superstar, an “American Idol”-like singing competition among Pittsburgh’s university students run by the Hille...





Ultimate Hamantaschen from cookbook author Joan Nathan
by Courtesy of Tablet magazine
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch Joan Nathan's Chosen Food: Ultimate Hamantaschen
Weak box office, failing health, reasons for company’s demise
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 21, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The show won’t go on for the Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh. After the last production this past November, founder Maurice “Tito” Braunstein has decided to bring the curtain down on his beloved proje...