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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
Oct 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
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ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
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Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance

Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
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For Shmideo, it’s all about unconventional humor and a lot of teamwork
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
What do a medieval trebuchet flinging projectile turkeys, an alien puppet and a horrifying fish tree have in common? Maybe not much to someone unfamiliar with the work of Shmideo, three local Chasi...
Community comes together on behalf of kidnapped teens
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As Israeli security forces continue their mission to locate and bring home three teenagers presumably kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in the West Bank on June 12, the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, ...
Squirrel Hill farmers’ market proves to be a neighborhood hit
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The lure of fresh produce beckoned locals Sunday at the new farmers’ market across the street from the Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Squirrel Hill. A project of RustBuilt, in collaboration ...
Reasons unclear for artists’ withdrawal from Mattress Factory show
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A Palestinian artist who was slated to participate with Israeli and American artists in a joint exhibition at the Mattress Factory museum and Filmmakers Galleries told an Arabic news source that th...
A student’s great idea turns into the trip of a lifetime for Yeshiva boys
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Yaakov Katz, an 11th -grader at Yeshiva Boys High School, had an idea. “I said, ‘Why can’t we go to Israel?’ ”Katz recalled. Prior to graduation, students of the high school had historically embark...
Center for Women provides much-needed help, boost to community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
After moving to Pittsburgh from Iowa last August, Sarah Burke was having difficulty finding employment. Despite having a bachelor’s degree in English, and a master’s of fine arts in creative writin...
Jews bet on $11 million hub to save PA community
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Jun 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (JTA) — There once was a time when the Jewish community in this Pennsylvania city just west of the Pocono Mountains was thriving. That much is clear from a quick tour. The sanctua...
Israeli/Palestinian art show canceled as a consequence of BDS pressure
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 30, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This story has been significantly updated since the original post on May 28.) A local art exhibition that was to be an exercise in progressing beyond the rhetoric of Israeli/Palesti...
In L.A., children of Holocaust survivors say ‘Never Again’ — with guns
by Anthony Weiss
May 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — It’s a sunny morning in Southern California, and Lea Rosenfeld, a soft-spoken, bespectacled woman who looks like a Jewish grandmother, squares her feet, faces her target and squeezes ...
In eye of Nazi storm, Dutch Jews found unlikely refuge
by Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — In her nightmares, Tilly Walvis pictured German soldiers storming the house where she was hiding and deporting her children and the Christian couple sheltering them. Walvi...