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Metro Briefs August 25
HaZamir Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh’s chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, has opened for the 2016-2017 season with a new conductor, Molly May. May, who takes over the positi...
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Metro Briefs August 18
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha is hosting a communitywide and congregational picnic on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Kaufmann Family Park in Monroeville. Activities include swimming...
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Children’s books personalize young patients’ conditions
By day, Debra Rotenstein is a pediatric endocrinologist, but when the sun goes down, she is a children’s book author. Last month, her third book was published by Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, a helpful...
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The Supreme Court’s Jeffersonian Jew
“Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet” by Jeffrey Rosen, Yale, 256 pages, $25 Today’s mania for consolidation likely would have offended the Jeffersonian sensibilities of U.S. Supreme Court Justice ...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A complicated text about a complicated British PM
“Disraeli: The Novel Politician” by David Cesarani, Yale, 304 pages, $25 “Dizzy,” “The Old Jew,” and “eminently clever, but superlatively vulgar,” were just some of the epithets Prime Minister Benj...
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Olympics: 7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio
There are athletes, and then there are Olympic athletes. And then there are Jewish Olympic athletes. When the 2016 Summer Olympics open Friday, we’ll of course be cheering the American athletes — a...
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Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick, is good for Israel and Jewish values
American Jewish voters have naturally voted for Democratic candidates because it has meant voting to support strong social justice and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Hillary Clinton and her vic...
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Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values
With the presidential race heating up, a number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a conservative extremist ...
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To heal divisions among the Jewish people, divide the land
“If there is something that deprives me of sleep it is the fissures in Israeli society,” former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon declared just after he resigned in May. That same day Ehud Barak, who p...
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Globe Briefs August 25
London mayor won’t support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Party leader London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a European capital city, said he will not support Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Par...
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In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
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Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
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Jewish Heritage Night with the Pirates
The fifth-annual Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park was held on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The honor of throwing out the first pitch was bestowed on Randy Whitlatch, who was accompanied by his son, Nate. <br>
Photo by Dave Arrigo/Pittsburgh Pirates
The fifth-annual Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park was held on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The honor of throwing out the first pitch was bestowed on Randy Whitlatch, who was accompanied by his son, Nate.
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An insight into the city’s scrap history as assembled by its dealers
Like the metal that they sold, the scrap men have been repurposed. Bought out, died out, expanded or professionals in other trades, Pittsburgh’s scrap dealers depict an evolutionary cornerstone of ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unlikely collaboration finds Chasid writing for N.Y. exhibition
The first time DovBer Naiditch met Kai Althoff it was in a kosher pizza place in Crown Heights — a typical haunt for Naiditch, a Lubavitcher Chasid from Pittsburgh. It was a bit less standard for A...
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Civic engagement fund supports projects in and out of the community

A new dose of vibrancy has arrived for local organizations. Mini-grants, ranging from $600 to $7,000, were awarded to 13 initiatives aimed at strengthening, supporting and engaging Pittsburgh’s div...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosher caterer puts hospital food in a new light
It’s no secret that hospital food can be pretty unappealing, and kosher hospital food is no exception. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is hoping to change that paradigm with the introdu...
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Joseph Telushkin’s article, “Black Lives Matter and Self-Hating Jews,” published on Tablet yester...
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