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Scholar-in-residence asks congregants to consider meaning on anniversary
Temple Sinai congregants looked back by looking forward. To celebrate the congregation’s 70th anniversary, synagogue and community members gathered for a talk on thoughts for Judaism’s future. The ...
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Local community sends relief following Israeli fires
From afar, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community worked with Israeli firefighters to counter flames that ravaged towns throughout Israel late last month. Thanks to an emergency campaign admini...
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Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
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Israeli artist-in-residence turns trash into treasure
A tenuous line between trash and treasure holds necklaces together. As demonstrated by Telma Schultz — an Israeli artist known for making jewels from junk — glue, paper and piles of disposables are...
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Leonard Cohen, whose Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations, is dead at 82
Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwrite...
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How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’
Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the f...
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The Rockefeller BDS empire, the New Israel Fund and campus anti-Semitism
The New Israel Fund (NIF) recently received a grant to “research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.” On the surface, this appears to be a welcome development — a progressive group being ...
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The verdict is in: Rabbis should say yes to officiating at interfaith weddings
Newsflash: “A rabbi under the chuppah may boost Jewish engagement in intermarried homes,” according to a study released this past month by the Brandeis University Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Stu...
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RCA must stand behind the conversions performed by its members
Let us begin with the facts: Converts whose conversions were conducted according to halachah, or Jewish law, are 100 percent Jewish. In the eyes of God and Torah, they are full Jews, just as Jewish...
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Keith Ellison’s ascent signals the Democrats’ willingness to redefine ‘pro-Israel’
WASHINGTON — The most shocking thing about talk of Keith Ellison’s Israel record as he rises within the Democratic Party is how few think it’s shocking. Rep. Ellison (D-Minn.) is a leading contende...
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Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
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Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
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The joy of learning
The Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Toddler & Me class, led by Lynn Berman, enjoys some “hands on” time in the sanctuary with Torahs at the November session. 
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The Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Toddler & Me class, led by Lynn Berman, enjoys some “hands on” time in the sanctuary with Torahs at the November session. 
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Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
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JAA to open new memory care facility
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
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Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...
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Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
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