Arts

Theatre, music, comedy, museum exhibits and more.

Books: Bibi Netanyahu as Fiction, Childhood in Philadelphia Remembered

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The Creation of Netanyahu “The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family” Joshua Cohen New...

Clumsy Documentary Tells Fascinating Story

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There’s no shortage of interesting material in “Of Animals and Men,” a Polish documentary about Jan and Antonina Żabiński,.

Cantor Concert Comes Together From Afar

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Cantor David Tilman was not used to conducting a choir he couldn’t see. Though his ensemble members were invisible to him, they were far from...

‘Golem’ Considers Death, Associated Jewish Rituals

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At the Old City Jewish Arts Center, playwrights and theater artists Logan Gabrielle Schulman and Benjamin Behrend are trying something new: an art exhibition. For...

Conversation Explores Parallels Between Jews, Blues

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By Eleanor Linafelt Like Judaism, the musical form of the blues is steeped in tradition. That was just one of the many connections that the rabbi,...

‘Upheaval’ Captures Menachem Begin’s Essence

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If “Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin” had been a Netflix-commissioned documentary, we’d be subjected to six one-hour episodes with countless repetition, speculation and other means of filler.

Barnes Show Emphasizes Jewish Painter’s Influence

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The first paintings one sees upon entering “Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint,” on view at the Barnes Foundation are Chaïm Soutine’s “View of the Village."

Cantata Explores 1790 Letter Still Relevant Today

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Music has played a key role in Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel's 174-year history

‘Final Account’ Visits an Uncomfortable Place

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“Final Account,” a new documentary from recently deceased English director Luke Holland, is as straightforward in its presentation as it is complicated in its...

‘400 Miles to Freedom’ Celebrates Jewish Diversity

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When Avishai Mekonen watched the 1993 film “Philadelphia” for the first time, he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker.