Arts

Live Show Retells Story of Simon & Garfunkel

By Meira Bienstock Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel have a notoriously contentious relationship, but that won’t be a factor come Jan. 29-30. That’s when the Merriam...
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Jewish Book Award Winners Have Philadelphia Ties

The Jewish Book Council announced the winners of the National Jewish Book Awards on Jan. 15, selected by more than 100 judges from various...
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Netflix Series ‘Nisman’ Tells Story of AMIA Bombing Investigator

“Nisman: The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy” begins with a series of images and sounds: An aerial view of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Documents....
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Book Review | ‘How Yiddish Changed America’ Chronicles a Rich Language

“How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish” Edited by Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert Restless Books “Radical, dangerous and sexy.” This is not the tagline for...
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Book Review | ‘The Topeka School’ Is a Novel About Jewishness

“The Topeka School” Ben Lerner Farrar, Strauss and Giroux Early on in “The Topeka School,” a new novel by Ben Lerner, two Jewish psychologists have a discussion...
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Exhibit Documents Impact of Climate Change on Arctic and Antarctic

For decades, Joyce Ferder Rankin bore witness to humanity’s destruction as a war correspondent. But nothing ever shocked her quite like seeing the state of...

Gilbert Gottfried Riffs on Being Jewish Ahead of Local Shows

Never attended Hebrew school. Never had a bar mitzvah. Never fasted for a High Holiday. And if his mother ever made matzoh ball soup,...
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New Book Compiles Sportswriter Stan Hochman’s Columns

For someone who called himself the third-best writer in his own family, Stan Hochman left a significant mark in Philadelphia. The longtime Philadelphia Daily News...
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Golden Globes 2020: Quentin Tarantino Speaks Hebrew and Other Jewish Moments

By Gabe Friedman / JTA As always, the Golden Globes was a coming together of some of Hollywood’s biggest Jewish talents. There weren’t many Jewish award...
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Adam Sandler’s Performance in ‘Uncut Gems’ Is Oscar-Worthy

You’ve seen Chanukah-time Adam Sandler before, but never like this. Actually, though the latest from the Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny, opened nationally on Christmas...