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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
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Wartime letters show one woman’s courageous efforts to save family from Nazis
The name Luzie Hatch may have been lost to history if not for a chance discovery in her small New York City apartment just after her death, days after 9/11. While going through her papers, her atto...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
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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...
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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
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Adat Shalom Religious School students in Sharon Serbin’s art class display their Sukkah of Peace mural.  From left: Noah Eaton, Samantha Dinh, Alana Calig, Isaac Eaton, Peyton Kushon and Josh Ummer. (Photo provided by Adat Shalom)
Adat Shalom Religious School students in Sharon Serbin’s art class display their Sukkah of Peace mural.  From left: Noah Eaton, Samantha Dinh, Alana Calig, Isaac Eaton, Peyton Kushon and Josh Ummer. (Photo provided by Adat Shalom)
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
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Tzohar girls robbed at gunpoint in Squirrel Hill
Three 18-year-old girls, all students at Tzohar Seminary, were robbed at gunpoint around 8 p.m. Monday on Shady Avenue between Douglas Street and Phillips Avenue in Squirrel Hill. According to semi...
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The lessons of German resistance find a home in Shadyside
Area students gathered in Shadyside for a day-long study of German resistance during World War II. Representing Bethel Park High School, Chartiers Valley High School, Community Day School, St. Edmu...
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Israeli journalist offers glimmer of hope during ‘dark time in the Middle East’
Following a brutal summer in the Middle East, the story that journalist Amir Tibon brought from Israel to Pittsburgh was one of cautious optimism and hope.   Events during and after the war in Gaza...
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As if being a member of an underprivileged minority group and trying to get into college wasn’t s...
Over the past few years, those with an interest in Africa’s future have sought to overturn what t...
During the late afternoon on Aug. 26, hours before the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire in Gaza began,...
Teenage girls are the West’s center of gravity: Virtually all of Western pop culture, the key to ...
A good place to begin understanding what life is like in Israel right now, in the fall of 2014, i...

Two Israelis were killed and at least three wounded in a tourist bus accident Friday in Nepal.

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Decades before thousands would show up to protest “The Death of Klinghoffer,” over 1,000 came to honor the death of Klinghoffer.

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Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, founder and director of online Talmud study program MAQOM and author of numerous books, has died.

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Nominations have opened for the Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize recognizing outstanding English-speaking immigrants to Israel.

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