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Maccabi Games offer competition and camaraderie for local teens
Little more than a score of Steel City athletes recently returned from the Capital Region Maccabi Games in Albany, N.Y., but for the 27 local participants, the opportunity to compete against fellow...
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Local little leaguers enjoy competition
This time of year international kids annually converge on the celebrated city of Williamsport, Pa., a hamlet 200 miles east of Pittsburgh that is colloquially called “Billtown” and home to the Litt...
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Mother-daughter art show has range of themes and mediums
One legacy that Paula Weiner received from her late mother, artist Anita Kushner, was a treasure trove of paintings, woodcuts, etchings and prints. But Kushner left her daughter a second legacy: an...
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Welcome to Alma
An Orthodox transgender woman shares feelings of alienation in the trans community because of her Jewish identity. A woman who quit her office job to travel the world and become a “digital nomad” o...
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This man almost killed Hitler: An incredible true story
LOS ANGELES — What if Adolf Hitler had been assassinated shortly after his armies invaded Poland to start World War II? How would global — and Jewish — history have played out? The question is not ...
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Paul Shaffer’s post-Letterman act: Touring with ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band’
NEW YORK — Paul Shaffer, sporting a gray T-shirt and a one- or two-day-old beard, is sitting in the living room of his spacious Manhattan apartment near Lincoln Center. The walls are crammed with m...
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Want diversity and tolerance? Stop demonizing conservatives
Many Americans know that the sickness at the heart of our political culture stems from a spirit of intolerance that has become the keynote of discourse. Liberals blame it on President Donald Trump ...
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Protecting immigrants at a time of persecution
Five years ago, the U.S government began implementation of President Obama’s 2012 executive order deferring deportation for U.S. residents without papers who were brought here by their parents as c...
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I did not march for hate
On Jan. 21, I was part of the Women’s March in Washington. I was thrilled to share this historic day with members of my family. We cheered for policies like equal pay for women’s work, for pro-fami...
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How a Chinese-Jewish chef finds inspiration on a North Dakota farm
Not much could have prepared Molly Yeh for moving from New York City to Grand Forks, N.D. — a city of a little over 50,000 residents near the state’s eastern border with Minnesota. At the time of h...
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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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Jars of Joy
From left: Miri Levy and Molly Braver enjoy Chabad of Squirrel Hill’s Jars of Joy event. 
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From left: Miri Levy and Molly Braver enjoy Chabad of Squirrel Hill’s Jars of Joy event.
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Scholar’s Mideast views challenged by Israel mission
Helen Blier, an educator from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, has returned from a mission to Israel with a deeper understanding of the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but rem...
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Shluchim gathering affords contemporary conversation
Scores of rabbis from across the mid-Atlantic and beyond descended on Pittsburgh last week to address the most challenging topics facing their respective communities, as well as their own families....
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J Line expands to South Hills locations
J Line, the educational and social programming arm of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, is extending its reach. The initiative, which provides learning opportunities for eighth thr...
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South Hills school's personnel learn how to combat hate
While Latino students may be dealing with the stress of living in mixed-status families — with some members having full U.S. citizenship, while other remain undocumented —refugees may be faced with...
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