Kudos to historian Barbara Burstin for producing “Steel City Jews: A History of Pittsburgh and its Jewish Community, 18401915.” For 10 years the author toiled alone, without a publisher, to create a labor of love that relates the early history of our city in the context of the Jewish experience.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Burstin’s tale is one of exploration, assimilation and leadership
The early bird catches the worm,” so the proverb tells us. As the light and warmth of spring slowly thaw western Pennsylvania, it’s likely that the American Robin will be that early morning bird with an unsuspecting wiggler in its beak.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading No surer sign of spring
The wiper blades arched back and forth against the SUV’s windshield, sweeping away an icy rain. Over the narrow, cobblestone streets and vacant, littered lots of the Hill District, DeJuan Blair drove his grandmother’s Buick Rendezvous.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A closer look at DeJuan Blair — home-​grown basketball phenomenon
The bear market might have you reconsidering a spring-​break trip to Vail or Aruba, and you might forgo that trip just to avoid the painful wait at the airport. In less time than you have to wait for a plane, you could drive to the perfect getaway — Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa in Fayette…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A target close to home
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