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A small South Philadelphia shul that was nearly demolished by the city was selected to be one of the sites of an upcoming festival that stages cutting-edge art and music installations at historic places. Shivtei Yeshuron-Ezras Israel, a three-story, storefront shul on South 4 th Street founded by immigrants in 1909, was selected as one of nine sites hosting the...
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Ben Sales, JTA
Ethiopian and other African-Israelis have historically struggled with poverty and integration. But recently, several African-Israeli women have made a pop culture splash.
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When the Gershman Y was looking for a Sephardi-themed exhibit, Laurence Salzmann, the Philadelphia photographer who had an extensive body of work dedicated to the Jewish community in Turkey, was a perfect choice.
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Chavie Lieber, JTA
In the space of a single painting, Siona Benjamin juxtaposes feminism, Indian mythology and Jewish imagery.
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In anticipation of celebrating the Israelites’ emancipation from the Egyptians, the Old City Jewish Arts Center’s March exhibit is titled “Freedom.”
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