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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...
Simcha Raphael, the author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife

What Happens After We Die? Author Simcha Raphael Answers Questions on the Afterlife

Judaism is notably ambiguous about the afterlife. Jewish law instructs Jews on specific practices, such as funeral and burial rites, and shiva, but concepts like...

Book Review | Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach, 1977-1980

Jerusalem By the Beach Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach, 1977-1980 Photos by Andy Sweet, edited by Brett Sokol, introduction by Lauren Groff Letter16 Press Flipping...
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...

Book Reviews | The 100 Most Jewish Foods and The Brisket Chronicles

By Adam Reinherz Two Books Are Tasty Treats The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List Alana Newhouse Artisan The Brisket Chronicles Steven Raichlen Workman Give the gourmand steak au poivre...

Book Review | The Lions’ Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to...

How to Annoy People and Save Israeli Democracy at the Same Time The Lions’ Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky Susie...
George Washington Orton

Mark Hebscher, 63, Writes First Book on Little-Known Athlete George Washington Orton

Mark Hebscher had never been a researcher. He’d been a reporter and sportscaster in Canada for years, but had never done significant academic research. Though...
Itka Zygmuntowicz looks at her memoir

Survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz Preserves Her Life Through Poetry

When Itka Zygmuntowicz reflects on her life — her imprisonment in Auschwitz-Birkenau, her postwar life in Sweden, her flourishing in the United States —...

Book Review: Philadelphia, Jewish History Intersect in Architect’s Tale

Everything Is Borrowed Nathaniel Popkin New Door Books $24.95 Philadelphia architect Nicholas Moscowitz, the protagonist of Nathaniel Popkin’s new novel, is at a crossroads. Having landed a major...
log cabins on a camping site

Opinion | Remembering Herman Wouk — and Summer Camp

By Amy Neustein My late mother, Shirley Friedberg Neustein, was a childhood friend of Herman Wouk, the Jewish author of The Caine Mutiny and Marjorie...