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From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric, saying it was harming Turkey’s profile. “In the president’s meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan yesterday, t...
Want to do something on Chanuka? Here are some ideas
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
If the latkes and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) don’t weigh you down, then there’s plenty to see and do for Chanuka this year in the Pittsburgh area. Jews will celebrate with parades, public menora ...
Cycling to work may have hazards beyond the traffic
by Earth Talk By
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 10, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I ride my bike to work along busy urban streets. Should I be worried about inhaling pollutants from vehicle emissions and other sources? — J. Kaufman, San Francisco The short answer...
Jewish leaders testify for medical marijuana
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 8 8 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Ruth Damsker still remembers how her husband, Jeffrey, a physician, was terminally ill with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He tried several therapies to find relief — all without success. Fina...
J Street forum introduces group to Pittsburgh ahead of merger
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
As a prelude to the Jan. 1 merger of J Street and Brit Tzedek v’ Shalom, a panel discussion Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill introduced J Street to the Pittsburgh Jewish commu...
Emily Rosen wins Chanuka cover contest
Dec 09, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily Rosen, 9, is the winner of The Chronicle’s cover contest for this year’s Chanuka issue. A third-grade student at O’Hara Elementary School, Emily also attends the Fox Chapel Chabad Sunday Scho...
Hidden Jews in Poland to get Chanuka guide
by JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A Polish-language guide to Chanuka will be distributed to Hidden Jews in Poland. Shavei Israel, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to strengthen ties between the State of Israel an...
The politics of pita
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Over at the Atlantic, Lauren Shockey has an engaging account of her two months apprenticing as a chef in Tel Aviv, and she ruminates over that constitutes an Israeli cuisine. One thing that stood o...
Microbreweries bubbling up in Israel
by Ari Miller
JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- David Cohen doesn’t think Goldstar beer is bad -- especially for a macro-brewed, industrial label that is Israel’s most popular. But Cohen’s beer of choice comes from The Dancing Camel,...
Lebanon fires at Israeli planes
by JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Lebanese army fired on at least four Israel Air Force planes flying over southern Lebanon. Lebanese news media reported Wednesday that the anti-aircraft fire forced the Israeli pla...