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Books: Bibi Netanyahu as Fiction, Childhood in Philadelphia Remembered

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Final Account’ Visits an Uncomfortable Place

“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

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