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Oy Vey! Mother-daughter relationship prevails in Jewish-Latina comedy
Estella Fish is Puerto Rican, and she clasps a rosary while fretting about her directionless youngest daughter, Alexis. Yet, she sounds like a typical Jewish mother concerned about an underachievin...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nazi spy? Not hardly: The Jewish dressmaker FDR turned away
WASHINGTON — Was the Jewish “lady tailor” who ran a Prague dressmaking shop a potential Nazi spy? The Roosevelt administration apparently thought so. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee recently opened a r...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helping Hollywood get Chasidim right
NEW YORK — When it comes to Chasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume. But that approach isn’t without its challenges. M...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Inglourious Basterds’ at JTS
by Ami Eden
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There are many wonderful things to say about the Jewish Theological Seminary, but let’s face it — it’s not exactly where all the hipsters meet. Honestly, how many times do you find yours...
New biography taps unused source material of Gershwin
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
During his short life from September 1898 to July 1937, George Gershwin composed enough popular and classical music to warrant being called one of America’s greatest musicians. Adding to the number...
Stimulus bill provides opportunity for your overdue energy upgrades
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been following reports about President Obama’s stimulus package and what it may mean for creating green jobs. Beyond that, are there programs in place to help businesses switch...
State cuts funding for Shoa education
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
About $60,000 in funding for Holocaust education in Pennsylvania has been cut from the 2009-2010 state budget by the office of Gov. Edward Rendell. That leaves no state funds currently appropriated...
House approved current levels of defense assistance to Israel
by JTA
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. House of Representatives approved current levels of defense assistance to Israel. The omnibus foreign operations bill for 2010 approved Dec. 10 is the compromise bill after a House-Senate ...
Keeping the faith in Burma
by Sammy Samuels
For The Chronicle
Dec 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish life in Burma today is quite different from what it was during colonial times, which lasted until World War II. Before the war, it still was the case that “the sun never set” on the British ...
Chuck Greenberg could be Pittsburgh’s only Jewish ballclub owner in MLB
by Jonathan Mayo
The Chosen 1s
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Chuck Greenberg has attended many Major League Baseball Winter Meetings over the years, but there’s no question that the one held last week in Indianapolis had a different feel to it. In years past...
Keeping the faith in Burma
by Sammy Samuels
For The Chronicle
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish life in Burma today is quite different from what it was during colonial times, which lasted until World War II. Before the war, it still was the case that “the sun never set” on the British ...
It’s no cliché, they’re in greater danger than ever
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What is the current status of whales? How effective is the International Whaling Commission and which countries are involved in illegal whaling? — Jonathan Wingate, Yulee, Fla. Some...
Have Pittsburgh donors failed Hillel JUC?
by Eric Lidji
For the Chronicle
Dec 16, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
To hear Aaron Weil tell it, offering free dinners for Jewish college students around Pittsburgh on Friday night is a keystone holding together Jewish life in the city. Weil, executive director of t...