Performance

Comedian Jackie Hoffman Is Ready for This to End

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Jackie Hoffman’s used to being onstage or in front of the camera, so this pandemic thing isn’t sitting well with her.

Rapper Azealia Banks Ignites Social Media Storm with Wedding Announcement

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Incendiary rapper Azealia Banks announced her engagement to artist Ryder Ripps by posting a photo on Instagram of a ring with a menorah on it and writing “I’m Jewish now.

A Jewish-Infused Playlist for New Year’s Eve

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By Adam Reinherz At this point, you’ve navigated 2020 and discovered new ways to observe the Jewish holidays through 10 months of the pandemic. Whether you...
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WATCH: Stevie Wonder’s ‘I Wish’ Gets Chanukah Treatment from Philly-Area Native

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bNcy3v5TJk&list=RD4bNcy3v5TJk&start_radio=1 Jewish band Shir Soul released “On Chanukkah,” a Chanukah music video based on a Stevie Wonder medley. Managing Director Jesse Shore, who grew up in...

‘True Colors’ Depicts American Judaism’s Diversity

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A young woman’s Cuban Jewish mother forbids her from dating a non-Jewish Puerto Rican boy. A Chinese Jewish writer encounters racism during a meeting...

Comedian Cory Kahaney Tackles Marriage, Family and Aging in Katz JCC Performance

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Stand-up comedy is a tough business in the era of pandemic shutdowns and limits on live performances. That hasn’t prevented Jewish comedians like Cory...

Reprisal of Simon Wiesenthal Play Streams Online

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By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES — It is indicative of the reverence still held for Simon Wiesenthal, who hunted some 1,100 war criminals to the...
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With Zoom Singing a Bust, Choirs Get Creative About Joining Voices

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After 52 people in Washington state became infected with coronavirus during a choir rehearsal in March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published...

Finding Strength in Yoga and Judaism

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2020 has been anything but relaxing, and Deborah Glassman wants you to breathe. Glassman, a urologist at Jefferson Medical College and registered yoga teacher, began...

‘Baal Shem Tov Meets Broadway’ in New Neo-Chasidic Rock Opera

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It’s the culmination of three decades of songwriting. It was recorded in the shadow of two divorces. It’s classically inflected rock, it’s stuffed with...