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In Pittsburgh, Hard Questions Unsettle a Somber Commemoration

The community’s leaders wanted the ceremony commemorating the Tree of Life massacre to be free of politics and conflict. One rabbi, and many congregants, felt differently.

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Pittsburgh, One Year Later

Episode 201: Revisiting the Tree of Life massacre, speaking with survivors, and pondering Jewish notions of vengeance

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Now Is the Time to Stand Together

If we don’t show up for Jewish lives, no one else will

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Jewish Solidarity Event, September 25

Tablet will hold simultaneous pre-Rosh Hashanah rallies in Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, and Poway

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The 100 Most Jewish Foods

Ep. 174: Gail Simmons, Shalom Auslander, Jill Kargman, Gil Hovav, and more on the Jewish foods that mean the most to them

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Match Game

Ep. 165: Director Scott Ellis on working on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and Pittsburgh matchmaker Tova Weinberg on what men and women really want

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Saying Kaddish for a Rust Belt Congregation

When Temple Hadar Israel in New Castle, Pennsylvania, closed its doors, most of its ritual objects were disbursed to other congregations. What was left was buried in a cemetery.

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A Pittsburgh Survivor’s Daughter Reflects on Gun Violence

On the six-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, the need to take real action to curb gun violence is more urgent than ever

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We Are the Heirs to the Maccabees

A Pittsburgh rabbi calls on Jews to follow in the footsteps of the Maccabees this Hanukkah with a rededication to Jewish practice

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Thanks in Advance

Episode 158: Iranian political refugee Shay Khatiri on raising $1.2 million for Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and A.J. Jacobs on his new book about gratitude

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America’s Yellow Star

When anti-Semitic tropes are used to score cheap political points, violence follows. It always has.

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The Squirrel Hill Diaspora 

Jewish Pittsburghers living around the world struggle to process the synagogue attack while far from the city they love

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A Psalm for Pittsburgh

Finding words in liturgy to cope with tragedy

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Their Bloods Cry Out From the Ground

The team tasked with the ritual preparation of the bodies of the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre lean on thousands of years of Jewish martyrdom

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Talking to Kids About Pittsburgh

Age-appropriate but honest conversations, and even children’s books, can help you talk about what happened, and why. Here are some resources for parents.

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Robert Bowers Isn’t Alone

We attribute isolation to the alleged perpetrator of the Pittsburgh massacre because we want to be reassured. But he is afloat on an ocean of hate.

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On Squirrel Hill

Ep. 156: In the wake of tragedy in Pittsburgh, a testament to the city’s Jewish community, recorded on the ground

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American Yahrzeit

What the Pittsburgh Jewish community and the Jewish tradition of mourning teach us about confronting anti-Semitism

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Squirrel Hill Taught Me About Community

A moving remembrance of growing up as one of the few African-Americans in Pittsburgh’s ‘shtetl’ neighborhood, where every Shabbat is a special day, and every day can be Shabbat

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Multiple Dead After Man Shouts ‘All Jews Must Die,’ Opens Fire in Pittsburgh Synagogue

A shooter who opened fire during Shabbat services Saturday morning is reported to be in police custody

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Welcome the Stranger

In Pittsburgh, Jewish immigration agencies are helping to resettle refugees from around the world

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Chanting My Way Up the Family Tree

How learning to ‘leyn’ Torah helped me connect with long-lost ancestors

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Pittsburgh’s First Jewish Mayor Dies at 96

Sophie Masloff, elected in 1988, was also the city’s first female leader

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The Busiest Matchmaker in Pittsburgh

Tova Weinberg says she’s introduced 250 now-married couples

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Suit: Mohel Severed Newborn’s Penis During Bris

Boy’s parents suing Pittsburgh rabbi for botched circumcision

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Ads Target Jews Unhappy With Obama

In Pittsburgh, signs read “Obama… Oy Vey”

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Daybreak: Obama Inks Sanctions

Plus Bibi and Abbas disagree on talks, and more in the news

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Sundown: A Different Kind of Death Sentence

Rockin’ to Peres, belated womanhood, and fear in Pittsburgh

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