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Pitt’s Jewish Studies Program hosted the panel “Sexing American Jewish History” last Friday via Zoom to celebrate the release of the special edition of American Jewish History.

In the ‘streets’ and ‘sheets’: Panel discusses the connection between sexuality and Judaism

By Allison Radziwon, For The Pitt News February 15, 2021
Pitt’s Jewish Studies Program hosted Friday’s panel, “Sexing American Jewish History,” to commemorate the release of a special edition of the American Jewish History journal. It discusses how sexuality shaped the history of Judaism in the United States.
Holocaust survivor and educator Shulamit Bastacky passed away Jan. 1, at the age of 79, after battling cancer.

Pitt remembers Holocaust survivor, alumna Shulamit Bastacky

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Teddy bears are a common gift for any age or event, but for the Pitt community, teddy bears represent Holocaust survivor and educator Shulamit Bastacky, and her overwhelming kindness and passion to help others. Bastacky passed away Jan. 1 at 79.
The Israeli flag at the top of Masada.

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

By Aidan Segal, For The Pitt News 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 28, 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...

Flowers, candles and chalk drawings were placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue on Sunday afternoon.

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

By Aidan Segal, For The Pitt News 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.
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

Interfaith stand-up duo unites students through comedy

By Janine Faust / Staff Writer April 6, 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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