Local News

Jewish Learning Venture Rabbi to Retire Aug. 31

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Rabbi Philip Warmflash feels fortunate when he reflects on his Jewish Learning Venture career. “Little did I know when I first moved to Philadelphia that...

National News

For Orthodox, the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Religious Schools Is a Big Win

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BY SHIRA HANAU For Orthodox Jewish advocacy groups, the last day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 session brought a big win. On Tuesday, the high court...

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Dies at 98

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Until the last day of his life, Carl Reiner was tweeting about some of his favorite topics: politics, comedy and the twists and turns...

Black Jewish Leader, Philly Native, Says Some Americans Finally Get It

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BY ALIX WALL Gamal Palmer has spent virtually his entire professional career working to advance racial diversity, equity and justice. As a Jew of color in...

Arts

library shelves filled with books

Summer Books

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It’s summer 2020, and you know what that means: sitting quietly by yourself inside, leaving your phone in another room and reading. It’s certainly not...

South Philly Rom-Com Nears Completion

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BY MELISSA DASH Local filmmaker Ann Krauss’ twin daughters are reaching adulthood this year — as is her long-in-the-works movie. “Breast and Thighs” is a...

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Coming Back for 11th Season

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By Marcy Oster Larry David excoriated Californians months ago in a public service announcement for failing to social distance and advised them “Go home! Watch TV!” At some...

US Ambassador’s Residence in Israel for Sale for $87 Million

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — The U.S. Embassy in Israel has put the ambassador’s official residence up for sale and stands to sell it for a...

AG: Women Torah Scholars in Israel Allowed to Take Accreditation Exams

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — Responding to a discrimination lawsuit, Israel has advanced the cause of women Torah scholars in their bid for more equitable treatment. Israel...

Cyberattack Disrupts Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s Online Gala

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — A suspected cyberattack disrupted a live virtual gala held by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, making it impossible to view for...