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‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish women persevere behind the camera
Surpassing $3 million in box office receipts, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s feature debut “Obvious Child” was one of the surprise indie hits of last year. Not bad for a low-budget movie abo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.B. Singer’s sister a literary power in her own right
The English-speaking world for many years was deprived of the writings of Esther Singer Kreitman, who was forced into the shadows of invisibility based primarily on her gender. In fact, Kreitman wa...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Herzl’s Vision’ opened Zionists’ eyes to the reality of a Jewish state
It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s V...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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PJC sets priorities for coming legislative session
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Divesting from countries that support terror, and sustaining social service programs in this tough economy, top the priority list of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition for this year. The PJC, a grou...
Mt. Lebanon teen to play in Army All-American Band
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Two years ago, alto saxophone player Daniel Cohen sat in an assembly at Mt. Lebanon High School, watching two upperclassmen selected to participate in the first U.S. Army All-American Marching Band...
After Pius move, Pope Benedict practices delicate Jewish dance
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Jan 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- For at least the third time in his papacy, Pope Benedict's XVI is doing the Jewish dance that takes him one step back, one step forward. The step back came when Benedict made a move in mid-...
Muslims post messages against anti-Semitism on Facebook
by JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Muslims placed personal messages against anti-Semitism on the Facebook page of a Muslim reformist and author. The hundreds of personal messages on Irshad Manji’s Facebook fan page were a thank you ...
Chlorinated water has a dark side, but what is there to do about it?
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for a while to rid the smell of the chlorin...
Israeli women fight relegation to back of bus
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Three years ago, a 57-year-old grandmother got on a bus in Israel departing Rechovot for Givat Shmuel and sat in a vacant seat in the front. Shortly after taking her seat, the woman was...
Black & white images introduce mental illness stories at exhibit
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Day after day, the woman diagnosed with schizophrenia walked to and from her treatment center, cutting across the Schenley Park Golf Course. On her way was a tree — a stately one with a wide canopy...
Family hopes PZ associate rabbi can reach solution in grave exhumation
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Does Jewish law permit a family to exhume the remains of a loved one so that he can rest throughout eternity alongside his relatives? Or does the sanctity of the deceased reign supreme, prohibiting...
Library swamped with Jewish books; seeks good homes for the tomes
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Friends of Jefferson Hills Library have found themselves with hundreds of Jewish books, and need someone to take them off their hands. While accepting book donations for its annual spring book ...
Jewish volunteers pitch in on Christmas Day
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Question: When is a Jew making ham a mitzva? Answer: When it’s on Christmas. More than 400 local Jews joined with Jews all over the country Friday to participate in the annual late-December festiva...