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The message is simple: In a minyan, girls count
“Almost a Minyan” is a picture book by Lori S. Kline, a Pittsburgh native currently living in Texas. In the book, an unnamed tween girl’s father regularly attends services in their small town, alwa...
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Bend the Arc develops Pittsburgh presence
Local Jews are countering President Donald Trump’s agenda. Operating under the banner Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, the group, one of several branches within Bend the Arc’s network, is committed to gat...
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Metro Briefs April 28
The Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the History Center and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invite the community to “The Gift of Art: Exploring Community Through Art and ...
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Rabbi Akiva made the Jews who they are today, says biographer Holtz
It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They were discussing the Exodus from Egypt all that night, unti...
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This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
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‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ tells of resilience, hope
Imagine growing up never knowing that you were from a family of Holocaust survivors. Then imagine that once you discovered the truth, you learned that there was an incredible story behind the story...
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The Washington Post’s Jewish home fixation
The Washington Post reporting on the Arab-Israeli conflict has become increasingly lopsided. The Post, with seemingly greater frequency, omits Palestinian rejection of Israel’s legitimacy and fails...
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To respond to the crackdown on immigrants, start by listening to immigrant leaders
Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter families and communities and send people back to da...
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Ken Livingstone: enabler of evil
I’ve written many times about the anti-Semitism that continues to plague the British Labour Party — once a noble party of both opposition and government that has now, under its current far-left lea...
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Globe Briefs April 28
Teen accused of threatening JCCs charged in Israel with extortion, causing panic The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was ch...
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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
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Who is Anne Frank? The answers kindle a debate in her native Holland
AMSTERDAM — Decades after her death at a Nazi concentration camp, Anne Frank’s restless spirit in heaven finally finds a soulmate in Zef Bunga, an Albanian teenager who was murdered in a revenge ki...
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Congregation Beth Shalom’s Centennial Luncheon was held on Sunday, April 23 with 260 people participating. Volunteers, leaders, staff and those in attendance all contributed to the event’s success.	<br>Photo by Carrie Whetsell
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Centennial Luncheon was held on Sunday, April 23 with 260 people participating. Volunteers, leaders, staff and those in attendance all contributed to the event’s success.
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Baseball opera with Pittsburgh roots destined to be a hit
It might not have been evident to just anyone, but to Daniel Sonenberg, the tale of a baseball player from Pittsburgh who rose to greatness in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s “was an obvio...
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Neil Sedaka, nostalgia will be featured at Heinz Hall
At 78, Neil Sedaka is still a prolific composer of new pop songs as well as classical works. But when the singer/songwriter who gave us “Laughter in the Rain” takes the stage at Heinz Hall May 12-1...
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Rabbi Levy’s legacy, still relevant today, to be celebrated at Rodef Shalom
In many ways, Rabbi J. Leonard Levy was ahead of his time. During his 16-year tenure as the spiritual leader of Rodef Shalom Congrega-tion, from 1901 until his death in 1917, Levy emphasized issues...
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Eyetique’s Norman Childs focuses on a new path, new challenges
Norman Childs, the visionary behind Eyetique, has prescribed a new life for himself. Retirement, and a return to projects that for years received peripheral attention due to Eyetique’s demands, wil...
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