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Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
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Metro Briefs July 14
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present Ross Harrison, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on “The Middle East: Understanding the Regi...
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Metro Briefs July 7
Performing Arts campers are “All Shook Up” as they rehearse for upcoming performances of the musical, based on the 1957 hit Elvis Presley song of the same name. “All Shook Up, Jr.” is this year’s p...
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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 ...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Appreciating and understanding the Bible, then and now
Review Jeremiah Unterman begins “Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics” by highlighting two revolutions in the understanding of the Bible that have taken place in the last two...
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Stop talking about Diaspora-Israel relations
Recent decisions by the Israeli government have led to expected warnings that Israel is alienating Diaspora Jewry, the loss of which will have severe consequences. With all due respect to Diaspora ...
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Toward a new Palestinian state of mind
The Six Day War may have transformed Palestinians’ geopolitical landscape, but when it comes to their collective mindset, there is still room for a major breakthrough. Jerusalem U just finished cre...
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Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers is a fundamental IDF value
One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem ...
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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...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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A JNF honor
Jewish National Fund supporters from across the community came together to honor Scott Tobe for his longtime commitment to Israel and the community. Attendees learned about the scope of JNF’s work, which impacts the lives of millions of Israelis every day. Guest speaker Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia gave a talk about Special in Uniform, which empowers those with disabilities by integrating them into the Israel Defense Forces. <br>(Photo courtesy of Jewish National Fund)
Jewish National Fund supporters from across the community came together to honor Scott Tobe for his longtime commitment to Israel and the community. Attendees learned about the scope of JNF’s work, which impacts the lives of millions of Israelis every day. Guest speaker Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia gave a talk about Special in Uniform, which empowers those with disabilities by integrating them into the Israel Defense Forces.
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Documentary aims to awaken, alarm
A collaboration of community organizations will screen a film that tackles an incendiary subject. “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” is scheduled for screening at the Katz Theatre...
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Community member to lead University Honors College
Brian Primack was recently named the Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair and dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s University Honors College. Attaining the deanship, which officially began July ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
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NCJW Pittsburgh’s new leader has full slate already

Cristina Ruggiero is now leading the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section. Since June 19, the Squirrel Hill resident and former University of Pittsburgh administrator has overseen th...
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