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  • Police: Pittsburgh day school aide, sister were shot in head

    February 11, 2014 | 12:58 pm

    The Pittsburgh day school teacher’s aide and her sister who were found dead in the basement of their home were shot in the head, police said.

    Susan Wolfe, 44, who worked at the Hillel Academy in Squirrel Hill, was found naked, and her sister Sarah, 36, was fully clothed, the...

  • Summer Snippets Part 1

    By Elliot Steingart

    July 24, 2013 | 9:38 am

    The summer of 2013 is a collection of meaningful memories, memories of traveling to Pittsburgh, and the Black Hills of South Dakota for friends' weddings, and such.

    Pittsburgh is home, and will remain home until no one volunteers to scoop me from the airport. Zach pulls up in his...

  • Pittsburgh rabbi files federal lawsuit over Pa. funeral policy

    August 7, 2012 | 10:35 am

    An Orthodox rabbi from Pittsburgh filed a federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Board of Funeral Directors for requiring the oversight of licensed funeral directors in Jewish burials.

    Rabbi Daniel Wasserman of Shaare Torah Synagogue in Squirrel Hill and head of the chevra...

  • Tim Tebow Infiltrates the Secular Cathedral of Sport

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 10, 2012 | 11:29 am

    On CNN a few weeks ago I was asked whether I agree with the sentiment that Tim Tebow’s religious displays in football games are overdone and out-of-place. “Oh yes,” I replied, “it certainly is. Faith should have no place in sport. Indeed, I believe that the only thing that...

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  • Farrakhan appearance dividing Pittsburgh’s black, Jewish communities

    March 9, 2011 | 10:43 am

    A planned appearance by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in Pittsburgh has caused friction between the city’s Jewish and black communities.

    Farrakhan, who has stepped up his campaign of anti-Semitism in recent years, is scheduled to appear on a panel Friday on a live radio...

  • Pittsburgh Steelers on the ‘fringe’ of dynasty as fans embrace the ‘Terrible Tallis’

    February 4, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    This article has been reposted with permission from The Jewish Chronicle.

    If you’ve left your house or turned on the television in the last two weeks, you know: Pittsburgh’s going to the Super Bowl. But while huge portions of Pittsburghers — and, surely, much of the country...

  • My G-20 Jewish Homecoming

    By Jay Firestone

    September 24, 2009 | 12:23 pm

    This is my vacation…

    Visiting my parents in Pittsburgh, PA was the initial reason for taking such a long break between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  But when I realized my visit would coincide with the G-20 summit, I decided to act fast.

    Unfortunately I missed the deadline to...

  • Ron Bloom: Car czar in the Labor Zionist tradition

    August 25, 2009 | 2:25 pm

    By now Ron Bloom’s professional road to becoming the Obama administration’s car czar has been widely reported. Missing from the coverage, however, has been any mention of those formative years at Jewish summer camp.

    Born in New York City and raised in Swarthmore, a suburb of...

  • Move over, Willie Horton

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 27, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    I just hope Peter Feldman isn't Jewish.

    In my parents' New Jersey home, when the perpetrator of some awful act in the news was not yet known, I could always count on them to say, "I hope he isn't Jewish."

    This worked out well in the case of Lee Harvey Oswald, but for Jack Ruby, not...
  • Taking the Middle Road

    By Julie Wiener

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The Reform movement's much-anticipated "Statement of Principles" may rival the Torah for most carefully scrutinized text in Jewish history.

    The two-page statement, which seeks to spell out just exactly what Reform Judaism is about, was discussed for close to two years, underwent six...

  • Mixed Reviews

    By Julie G Fax

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles' Reform rabbis returned to their pulpits from last week's Central Conference of American Rabbis convention in Pittsburgh, some of them delighted with the Statement of Principles, some of them disappointed, but all of them primed to revisit the definition of their...
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