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‘Ramy’ Is a Perfect Lens Into the Challenges of Modern Religious Life

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BY LAURA E. ADKINS The ink had not yet dried on my color-coded, scheduled-by-the-hour Shabbat plan when my phone chimed. “I think we’ll be returning from...

Writer Wins Coveted Science Fiction Prize

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Aliza Greenblatt, 32, chose A.T. Greenblatt as her pen name in her 20s. Her reasoning then, as she understands it now, was fairly simple....

Philly’s Literary Scene Active and Engaged Despite Limitations Pandemic Created

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The Philadelphia literary community may be stuck at home like everyone else, but that hasn’t stopped its members from being active and developing financial...

There’s Going to Be a New ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Movie

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BY BEN SALES Wonder of wonders: “Fiddler on the Roof” is returning to the big screen. MGM will produce a remake of the iconic 1964 musical...

Philly Faces: Abby Jones

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Abby Jones, 45, is a high-energy research consultant and part-time professor of strategic communications at Temple University. She loves coffee and her students; she...

Comedians Find Humor Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Comedians talk about going online in the age of COVID-19.

HBO Developing Series About Benjamin Netanyahu Titled ‘Bibi’

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By Marcy Oster / JTA Benjamin Netanyahu, the TV series, is coming to HBO. “Bibi,” the longtime Israeli prime minister’s ubiquitous nickname, will be based on the...
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Two Digital Theater Productions Set to Debut

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The stages may be closed, but the show must go on. Two theatrical productions from members of Philadelphia’s Jewish community are set to premiere this...
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TV Review | Seinfeld’s ‘23 Hours to Kill’ Disappoints

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It’s been said the very best comedians are those for whom comedy is a compulsion, those who’d have a near-impossible time doing anything else....
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6 Memoirs That Explore the Mother-Daughter Bond

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By Babette Dunkelgrün In Season 2 of the Hulu comedy “Shrill,” based on the book by Lindy West, there’s a restaurant scene in which the...