Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775
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Stephen Seplow
W ith about $50 million in deposits and 135,000 customers, Bankers Trust was Philadelphia’s 10th-largest bank in the fall of 1930, a year after the Great Depression started. That’s when anxious depositors began withdrawing money — and they didn’t stop until it escalated into a full-scale run that amounted to $17 million worth of withdrawals by Friday, Dec. 19. The...
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The arts broke new ground as the 21st century began.
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The arts flourished in Philadelphia by mid-20th century and continued to find all sorts of outlets, both professional and amateur.
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Before and during the 20th century, Jewish expression in the arts was as varied as the Jews themselves.
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Warren Hoffman The nice Jewish boy from Broomall holds one of the keys to the future of Philadelphia’s Jewish arts scene. Warren Hoffman’s love for and knowledge of Jewish culture runs deep. He is an adjunct faculty member of Temple University’s Jewish Studies program, received a Foundation for Jewish Culture theater grant and authored the book The Passing Game: Queering...
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