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Metro Briefs September 30
Temple Emanuel invites the South Hills Jewish community to pray, sing, socialize and nosh at Tashlich & Tacos, a Tashlich Tradition with a Twist at Canonsburg Lake (just off Rt. 19 South at McDowel...
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Pittsburgh’s Chabad House on Campus celebrates 28 years of building local relationships
Twenty-eight years after its inception, Chabad House on Campus Pittsburgh welcomed colleagues and friends last week for an evening of celebration. “Tonight is not a showcase of what Chabad House on...
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
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From Woody Allen to Sarah Jessica Parker, 8 ‘Jewish’ shows to watch this fall
Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather, earlier sunsets and an end to whatever magical spell or temporary insanity that possessed us to spend our free time outdoors rather than in front of ...
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New film explores the why, how behind Nazi atrocities
Documentary film director and second-generation Holocaust survivor Philippe Mora recalls exactly what he was eating — chopped herring and eggs — when Sam Goldberg recounted to him details of what i...
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Minnesota Vikings’ owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities  that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 bill...
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Hillary Clinton has the temperament, experience and judgment to be commander-in-chief
I support Hillary Clinton for president because I have seen her work up close — as first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state. She has the temperament, experience and judgment to be c...
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At a time of Jewish introspection, Donald Trump offers hope
As my family and I prepare for Rosh Hashanah, we look back with grateful hearts for the brachot, blessings, in our lives. We take time to reflect on the joys and the challenges, the ups and downs t...
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When will the U.S. stand with terror victims?
Terror victims and their advocates suffered a major setback Aug. 31, when a U.S. appeals court overturned a $655 million judgment that had been obtained by Mark Sokolow and 10 other families agains...
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Globe Briefs September 30
U.S., Jewish security officials urge business as usual for the High Holidays In a pre-Rosh Hashanah briefing, Jewish community and U.S. security officials urged Jewish institutions to be resilient ...
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After bombings, New Yorkers cop an Israeli attitude: ‘Stuff’ happens
TEL AVIV — “I heard the explosion, then I went to the deli.” In the hours after the bombings two weekends ago in New York and on the Jersey Shore, the phrase became an instant slogan for New Yorker...
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Bibi and Barack part amiably as chilly U.S.-Israel relations thaw
When President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for what was likely to be the last time as leaders of their countries, the most important thing they said was “see you soon.” N...
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A delicious treat
On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Charles M. Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center hosted a farmers market for residents at the gift shop and invited them to pick out all the fresh fruit they wanted. Staff were able to purchase fresh produce as well.
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Photo provided by the Jewish Association on Aging
On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Charles M. Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center hosted a farmers market for residents at the gift shop and invited them to pick out all the fresh fruit they wanted. Staff were able to purchase fresh produce as well.
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Despite challenges, converts feel embraced by community
Susan Sofayov, who was not born Jewish, nonetheless always had a “fascination” with Judaism, particularly Jews living in Israel and the idea of Jewish peoplehood. “The more I learned about the reli...
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Shofar blowers blast humorous, telling tales
In the coming days Pittsburgh’s shofar blowers will gather across pews and pulpits, and while some may be plagued by irritated lips, the time for those blessed with hot air is now.   “It’s a joy, t...
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Apples & Honey Festival

Shalom Pittsburgh, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, held its sixth annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Anderson Playground in Schenley Park. Phot...
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It’s not your bubbie’s brisket
With the approach of the holiday season, the thoughts of Jews around the world turn to the longstanding traditions of their ancestors: repentance, teshuvah and, of course, food. But while the carni...
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