Thursday, September 29, 2016 Elul 26, 5776

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Discover how the murderously racist dictator of the Dominican Republic welcomed almost 800 European Jews to his country during World War II and how this little-known story gained new relevance thanks to a film that documents the creation of a musical about the rescue, featuring a cast of Dominican and Jewish teenagers.
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The critically acclaimed documentary returns for an encore showing as part of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival's "Best of the Fest" series. Protagonist Joshua Safran will be part of a talkback.
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Our review team recommends two novels centered around the Holocaust, a tell-all memoir of a gay hairstylist and a non-fiction book that's been making national waves in the work-life balance debate.
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Playwright Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles" tells the story of Leo, a recent college graduate who unexpectedly shows up on the doorstep of his nonagenarian grandmother’s West Village apartment.
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Semyon Bychkov is most likely the only former professional volleyball player to expertly wave a baton in front of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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