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Book Review | ‘The Liar’ Tackles Lying and Its Costs

The Liar Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (Translated from Hebrew by Sondra Silverston) Little, Brown and Company Here is a woefully incomplete list of the lies that are told in...
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Leonora Duarte: A Converso With a Talent for Composition

By Elizabeth Weinfield My first exposure to the music of Baroque composer Leonora Duarte (1610–1678) came while sight-reading with friends years ago on a frosty...
Zafer Tawil, Udi Bar-David, Fouad Dakwar, Shira Samuels-Shragg, Tammy Scheffer and Nathalie Handal

ARTolerance Day of Peace Event Brings Israelis, Palestinians Together

Udi Bar-David, a cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, was the first to take his spot on stage for “Dialogue in Three Movements: An Artistic...
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‘Starchitect’ Frank Gehry Behind Art Museum’s Refurbished Walkway

The Philadelphia Museum of Art invited guests to enter through its north entrance for the first time in a generation last week. Completion of the...
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Renowned Dance Company Brings Leonard Cohen’s Music to Life

Songs of Leonard Cohen, the singer-songwriter’s first album, was released in 1967. His voice still warbled then, even lilted; it was not yet the...
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Emmys 2019: That ‘Step out of Line’ Speech and Other Jewish Moments

By Emily Burack / JTA After winning an Emmy Award for the second straight year, Alex Borstein of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel movingly dedicated this...
Vivian Barton Dozer, Peter Nocella, Gregory Teperman and Igor Szwec of the Meiravi Quartet holding their instruments

Violinist Gregory Teperman Reflects on Journey From Moldova

For many violinists, their instrument is a prized possession. But for Gregory Teperman, 64, it was something he sacrificed in exchange for a better...
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Temple Judea Museum Unveils Teddy Roosevelt Exhibit

Something caught the eye of Rabbi Lance Sussman nearly two decades ago when he first came to Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel: a large stained...
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‘Shtisel’ Stars Head to Philly for Discussion About the Show

American Jews are in the midst of a delayed-release love affair with the Israeli drama Shtisel, which ran on television in the Holy Land...
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Book Reviews | Dershowitz, Gordis Take on U.S.-Israel Relationship

Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client Alan Dershowitz All Points Books We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel Daniel...