Arts

Herb Tapper, interior designer of the Mai Shalva Center City Community Mikvah, holds a rolled up design

Designer: Center City Mikvah Will Have the ‘Feeling of an Ocean Breeze’

Welcoming, embracing and refined are just some of the characteristics designer Herb Tapper is trying to evoke as he creates the interior of Mai...
When We Were Arabs by Massoud Hayoun cover art

Book Review | When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History

Reclaiming the Identity of the Jewish Arab When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History Massoud Hayoun The New Press Modern-day depictions of Muslims and Arabs can...
OC87 Recovery Diaries editor-in-chief Gabriel Nathan attaches a GoPro to Herbe's interior

Gabriel Nathan Takes Suicide Prevention on the Road

Gabriel Nathan talks about love more than you do. He talks about it in relation to his twins, Elijah and Louisa, and his wife,...
The Fourth Reich by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld cover art

Book Review | The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II...

A History of Something That Never Happened The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present Gavriel D. Rosenfeld Cambridge University Press Hearing...
Social Vision cover art, with Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, also known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, walking with a car and crowd in background

New Book Explores the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Social Vision

The late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, better known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th...
Photographer Scott Weiner holding a tree sapling that he planted in Jerusalem

Scott Weiner’s Celebrity Photos Chronicle Rock ‘n’ Roll History

In some circles, Philadelphia photographer Scott Weiner has become as legendary as the subjects of his work. A rock ‘n’ roll exhibition celebrating more than...
Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Laura Frank interview Attorney General Josh Shapiro for the Jewish Philly podcast

Podcasts Connect Listeners to American Jewish Life

The world of Jewish podcasts is growing and gaining national audiences, commonly exploring how Jews can redesign or reconnect to American Jewish life through...
Sonya Aronowitz, the producer behind the Off Boardwalk cabaret series in Atlantic City

Jewish Producer Opens Atlantic City Cabaret Series ‘Off Boardwalk’

  A new summer cabaret series, Off Boardwalk, opens July 5 at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, featuring an eclectic mix of theater, cabaret...
ormer Temple Judea, located on Old York Road in North Philadelphia. The shul closed in 1982 and merged into Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel.

‘Synagogues of Philadelphia’ Traces Jewish History Through Synagogues

The two hot spots in the Greater Philadelphia area where Judaism is growing are Lower Merion and Center City Philadelphia, with Orthodox, Reform and...
Sandy Hackett performs “My Buddy,” a show about Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett’s Son Performs “My Buddy,” a Show About His Father

Every comedian of yore, like every musician or public performer of note, lives a second life on YouTube in 2019. Their interviews and performances, their...