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Diversity takes a starring role at JFilm festival
JFilm will open its 22nd annual festival on April 16 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Last Mentsch,” a whimsical film about a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with his past, and will continue...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayelet Tsabari’s award-winning stories reflect Yemenite background, global outlook
Ayelet Tsabari acted as a child and teen, appearing in Habima’s youth performances in Israel, a commercial and some student films. Although Tsabari no longer acts, the author of the award-winning “...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The story of Jewish terrorism in its ‘war of national liberation’
After reading Bruce Hoffman’s history of how Jewish terrorism drove Britain from its Palestine Mandate, it’s interesting to consider whether freer Jewish immigration might have prevented or lessene...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some of Lincoln’s best friends were Jews
A whopping 16,000 books have been written about President Abraham Lincoln. But a new book and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society tell a previously untold story about Lincoln: his relatio...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodef Shalom panel on dating violence to focus on education
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold a panel discussion called “Domestic Violence 2010: Era of Change,” focused on teenage dating violence, Monday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. The discussion, sponsored by the Je...
Speaker: U.S. must make Israel an ‘offer it can’t refuse’ to achieve peace
by Derek Kwait and Lee Chottiner Chronicle
Staff
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Despairing that Israel can find a solution to its conflict with the Palestinians alone, the featured speaker at a J Street program last week, called for a third party — the United States — to step ...
Dor Hadash, Tree of Life ink space sharing deal
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The corner of Shady and Wilkins avenues in Squirrel Hill is becoming a crowded address for congregations. Congregation Dor Hadash has announced that it will move into the Tree of Life synagogue thi...
Art exhibit at Saint Vincent explores iconography in Judaism
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Walk into the Saint Vincent College art gallery in Latrobe and the first thing you’ll see is a wall covered in brightly colored women’s panties. Not the most common item on display at this small, s...
Rampant water-borne illness
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the primary environmental concerns in the aftermath of the big earthquake in Haiti? — Frank Dover, Portland, Ore. As would be the case after any natural disaster, water-bor...
Spitting on Christians in Jerusalem raises eyebrows
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — From his ceramics gallery along Armenian Patriarchate Road, Garo Sandrouni has a sweeping view of one of the Old City of Jerusalem’s longest thoroughfares, stretching from Jaffa Gate de...
‘Ajami’ a stark look at how two ethic groups live side by side
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
All is not as it seems in the movie, “Ajami.” Good guys are not so good. Bad guys are not so bad, and just when you think you have the plot all figured out, you don’t. This circular intrigue unfold...
Nitrogen enriched gasoline may add to pollution, experts say
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Since nitrogen oxide compounds are components of smog and are common water pollutants, does nitrogen-enriched gasoline create additional pollution? — Rick Oestrike, Poughkeepsie, N....
Elisa Beck has big — and green — plans for site of South Side neighborhood market
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Going to the market is more than a household chore for Elisa Beck. For this Monroeville resident, it’s more like going on a scavenger hunt for new and exciting foods, not to mention a visit to fami...
Squirrel Hill venture to take children to the ‘Outback’
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
A new play center coming to Squirrel Hill will give parents a break — a coffee break. Todd Schachter, 28, with the help of his fiancée and partner, Erin Levine, came up with the idea for My Little ...