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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Joy Ladin, professor of English at Yeshiva University, speaks at “In Our Own Write” hosted by the Center for Creativity on Tuesday.

Yeshiva professor Joy Ladin discusses poetry, gender transition and Judaism

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer April 14, 2022
Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish university, spoke at a Zoom event hosted by Pitt’s Center for Creativity for "In Our Own Write,” a Pitt LGBTQ+ creative writing course for people over 50.
Nissim Black performed and answered student questions at a Zoom event hosted by Pitt Program Council Thursday night.

Nissim Black discusses Jewish faith, power of music at virtual event

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor October 23, 2020
Black, a self-identified African American Hasidic Jew, delivered live renditions of his songs and discussed his early experiences in the music industry and his exploration of religion.
Jewish comedian and playwright Hadar Galron discusses the formation of her stand-up comedy show “Passion Killer” Monday evening in the Frick Fine Arts building.

Hadar Galron spins comedy from Orthodox roots

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer January 15, 2019
It was when Galron heard a rabbi joking on the radio about the traditions of Orthodox Judaism that she realized she could funnel her upbringing into comedy.
 Christmas trees in Schenley Plaza are lit up at night during the holiday season. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Students contend with Christmas

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer December 8, 2017

The Cathedral of Learning is adorned with tinsel and stringed lights, Schenley Plaza is lined with luminescent Christmas trees and holiday songs can be heard in almost every building on campus. For...

(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

Continuing Kosher customs at Market to Go

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News October 15, 2017

Sitting by the candle lights and surrounded by the people I loved, I experienced my religion — Judaism — as a culture of warmth and comfort. Growing up, Friday nights at my home were a time of decompressing...

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