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‘SHIVTEI: Lost & Found’ Explores Story of The Little Shul

At one time, South Philadelphia was home to more than 150 rowhouse synagogues, but about 12 years ago it almost lost the last example...

Editor Goes From Akiba to ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’

Because it’s not actually a crime — and even if it were, the statute of limitations surely would have expired by now — Fred...
Eleanor Roosevelt

Film Examines Eleanor Roosevelt’s Efforts to Save Holocaust Refugees

By Eliana Rudee In 1940, a passenger cargo ship called the SS Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees to freedom....
Michael Aloni as Akiva Shtisel in a scene from Shtisel

Here’s What ‘Shtisel’ Stars Have Been up To

By Samantha Cooper In May, the creators of the popular TV show Shtisel announced that they would be making a third season. In June, we...

Film Review | ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Sameh Zoabi’s Tel Aviv on Fire tells the story of Salam (Kais Nashif), a production assistant who somehow weasels his way into...
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,...
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Film Review | ‘When the Smoke Clears’ Might Leave You Wanting More

I always thought it was weird when cinemas started airing regular commercials before the movie. An advertisement for a Honda Civic seemed out of...
Cody Decker with the Mensch on the Bench.

‘Heading Home’ Scores in More Ways Than One

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, the story of the 2017 Israeli baseball team that shocked the baseball world with a Cinderella run...
Dr. Ruth Westheimer speaks on the radio

‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ Chronicles Broken Barriers

It is not so simple to state things simply. To hear it done, then, on late-night television programs, radio shows, sitcoms, morning news panels...

‘The Last Survivors’ Explores Lasting Trauma From Holocaust

The most affecting scene in The Last Survivors, a documentary full of them, occurs at Auschwitz. With his daughter and granddaughter, Ivor Perl returns to...