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Opinion | 10 Days in the “Heroic Little Nation of Israel”

The Israeli flag at the top of Masada.
January 13, 2020
The sun sets on the hills of the Old City of Jerusalem as we are greeted with the singing of “Am Yisrael Chai” and the blowing of the shofar.

VIDEO | One Year Later: Pittsburghers gathered to remember those lost in the Tree of Life attack

October 27, 2019

In remembrance of the victims of the 2018 massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue, more than 2,000 people traveled Sunday evening to the gathering at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall for a community event...

Opinion | One year later: Perspective from a Tree of Life congregation member

Flowers, candles and chalk drawings were placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue on Sunday afternoon.
October 27, 2019
Columnist Aidan Segal has been a member of the Tree of Life congregation since 2016. Today, he shares his perspective a year after the massacre.

Interfaith stand-up duo unites students through comedy

Comedian Scott Blakeman gave a performance touching on his religion, politics and college life as part of a joint performance with his friend and fellow performer Dean Obeidallah. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer
April 5, 2017

A Jew and a Muslim got up on stage in the William Pitt Union Ballroom — that’s not the punchline of a joke, those are the comedians. Comedians Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah brought their act...

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