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Keeping Judaism alive in the beauty of the South Pacific
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfa...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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No ivory tower for Theodore Bikel: Remembering the actor, musician, activist
Theodore Bikel had an amazing career for the length and breadth of it, said Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The actor and musician, who died July 21 at...
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Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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Pittsburgh alumni put positive spin on JTS merger of cantorial, rabbinic programs
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
As fewer Conservative congregations nationwide employ full-time cantors, or hire cantors instead of rabbis to serve as their spiritual leaders, the Jewish Theological Seminary has made the major de...
NCJW Pittsburgh hires executive director
by Chronicle Staff
Feb 18, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jodi C. Hirsh is the new executive director of the The National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section. The local NCJW selected her following an extensive search process. Hirsh has a backgroun...
Campus confrontations continue
by Ben Harris
JTA
Feb 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- In the wake of the arrests of 11 University of California, Irvine students for disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Shalom Elcott, the president and chief...
Area Jews remember John Murtha as a friend of Israel
by Justin Jacobs
Feb 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Before U.S. Rep. John “Jack” Murtha ever entered politics — and well before he became the longest serving Pennsylvania member of Congress — he was a Johnstown native operating a carwash. And withou...
Classical Reform leader speaks about new society here
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 10, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
For Rabbi Howard Berman, lecturing at Rodef Shalom Congregation last weekend was as much a pilgrimage as a speaking engagement. Alright, maybe not a pilgrimage, but still pretty meaningful. Berman ...
NIF fracas: Defending Israel or destroying democracy?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Feb 10, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — A campaign against the New Israel Fund — a U.S.-based organization that funds civil society activists in Israel — has sparked a fierce debate over the limits of free speech, the financi...
PJIFF releases 2010 lineup; retains filmmaker in residence
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s Annual Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival’s offerings are vast and varied, with films ranging from an Academy Award nominee, to a world premiere, to a story told in claymation abou...
Protesters arrested at California university as Israeli ambassador speaks
by Lisa Armony
L.A. Jewish Journal
Feb 09, 2010 | 6 6 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Israel’s ambassador to Washington was heckled throughout much of a speech on the University of California, Irvine campus, leading to the arrest of 12 protesters, including the presid...
There are ways to reduce traffic congestion in U.S.
by EarthTalk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Feb 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Short of massive efforts to build a public transportation infrastructure, which doesn’t appear likely anytime soon, what is being done to address traffic congestion, which is reachi...
Eitan says Palestinians want the same things as Israelis
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, former Knesset member and Israeli Defense Force Brigadier General Effie Eitam spoke to a crowd of teenagers, parents and protestors at the Hillel Jewish University Center. Whi...