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Jewish Learning Venture Rabbi to Retire Aug. 31

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

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

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

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...


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Summer Reading List 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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