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With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
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Jews receive a mixed welcome at ‘Downton Abbey’
Jewish characters have finally joined the impeccably attired throng at “Downton Abbey,” and it’s not an altogether happy day. While Lord and Lady Grantham welcome the new arrivals with exquisite ma...
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Revisiting the past in Cartagena, Colombia
Stop a random person on the streets of Pittsburgh for a little word-association game and Cartagena may invoke res-ponses along the lines of “drugs and crime” or perhaps the name of the mid-1980s fi...
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Soviet immigration fuels ‘engaging frolic’ through lives of imagination
In the charming novel, “A Replace-ment Life” by Boris Fishman, newly out in trade paperback, would-be writer Slava Gelman, stuck in a low- level, clerk-like job at a prestigious magazine, stumbles ...
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Schugar to assume ‘pre-need’ accounts of Burton L. Hirsch Funeral Home
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. has purchased all remaining “pre-need” accounts of the now defunct Burton L. Hirsch Funeral Home. Burton L. Hirsch, which was owned by the largest owner of funeral homes ...
Exhumation case going to court; casket’s condition not determined
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
After failing to reach an agreement with Congregation Poale Zedeck, the family of Howard Tobin is pursuing a court order allowing it to exhume his remains for re-burial. Tobin, who died in 1965 at ...
Sestak: Specter votes wrong way, ‘flips’ on his health care position
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Sestak has no shortage of criticism for Sen. Arlen Specter: • Specter, the U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who is up for re-election this year, “flipped” his position on a public option for heal...
Questioning of Women of the Wall leader sparks protests
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Conservative synagogue movement is launching a campaign to protest the recent questioning and possible prosecution of a leader of the group Women of the Wall. For more than two dec...
Giant Eagle launching new line of prepared kosher foods
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Giant Eagle is launching a new line of prepared, old world-style kosher foods in select area supermarkets, beginning this month, according to a press release. (The New York Times carried a story Ja...
No serious health issues linked to television, but watching can have other side effects
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Years ago I read that children should be kept at least 2 feet from the television because of harmful electronic emissions. Is this still relevant? Is there a difference regarding th...
How Israel is implementing the settlement freeze stirs dissent
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — While an Israeli magician sat in an ice cube in Tel Aviv for 64 hours in a bid to shatter a world record, settler leaders in Jerusalem prepared to smash an ice cube of a very different ...
Newest Israelis show off new ID cards
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Iraq planning to sue Israel for 1981 bombing
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Iraq is planning to sue Israel for bombing its nuclear reactor at Osirak nearly three decades ago. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has instructed his foreign ministry to find out from the Unite...
Baseball in Israel? It really happened and documentary tells the story
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
For one improbable season in 2007, baseball — America’s national pastime — was played in Israel. Whether there’s ever a second season is anyone’s guess, but thanks to two American independent filmm...