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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue event proves ‘clean’ comedy can also be funny
Kosher comedy is like a vegetarian cholent — a little different than the norm, but pleasantly surprising. With neither a cuss word nor crass remark gracing either of the two comedic sets, Shaare To...
Sep 22, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 23
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community Selihot program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. The program will take a close look at why the sounds of th...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New film explores the why, how behind Nazi atrocities
Documentary film director and second-generation Holocaust survivor Philippe Mora recalls exactly what he was eating — chopped herring and eggs — when Sam Goldberg recounted to him details of what i...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Minnesota Vikings’ owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities  that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 bill...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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From matzah balls to footballs, two Jewish brothers recall their journey to the NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture. “My size comes from a childhood t...
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When will the U.S. stand with terror victims?
Terror victims and their advocates suffered a major setback Aug. 31, when a U.S. appeals court overturned a $655 million judgment that had been obtained by Mark Sokolow and 10 other families agains...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special-needs summer camp an eye-opening experience
This year, I had the incredible opportunity to be the “mother,” adviser and friend to 15 young adults with varying levels of disabilities who take part in the Vocational-Education Program (Voc-Ed) ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish pride on campus is under siege, here’s what your kids can do to fight back
Over 300,000 Jewish college students have arrived on American campuses — and what they experience there is likely not only to broaden their minds and uproot long-held assumptions, but shake their J...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indian-American student becomes pro-Israel symbol for trying to stay neutral
When Milan Chatterjee arrived at UCLA’s law school in 2014, Middle East politics wasn’t one of his core interests. He describes himself as an Indian American interested in corporate law who has str...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
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Fun for all
Rodef Shalom Congregation put the “fun” in FUNdraising for a new playground with a party featuring performers Josh & Gab, the Rolling Cones ice cream truck and a pop-up playground by City of Play. Melissa Jacobson enjoys the fun. As chair of Rodef Shalom’s preschool committee, she spearheaded the playground FUNdraiser.
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Rodef Shalom Congregation put the “fun” in FUNdraising for a new playground with a party featuring performers Josh & Gab, the Rolling Cones ice cream truck and a pop-up playground by City of Play. Melissa Jacobson enjoys the fun. As chair of Rodef Shalom’s preschool committee, she spearheaded the playground FUNdraiser.
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Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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