Culture

The history and creativity that define Jewish Philly: food, literature, arts and entertainment.

Taking a Tour of Philadelphia — While Sitting at Home

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I moved to Philadelphia in late February, one month before the city was placed under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus. About six weeks into...
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A Developing Story on Avedon

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A local exhibition of famed photographer Richard Avedon's work captures his affinity for truth to power and social justice issues. Some early visitors to the...
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The Bread of Construction

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Rephael Epstein’s matzah-inspired exhibit in Germantown is a redemption story and an exercise in sensory overload. Entering “Into the Desert (Everyone Gets Their Just Desserts),”...
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Cultural Leaders Reveal How They Use the Tools of Their Trades

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Philadelphia has long had a vibrant history of arts and culture, much of it Jewish in nature or production. The first mainstream play to...
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When Jews Found Refuge in Underground Warren at Warsaw Zoo

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The little-known story of how 300 Jews were saved by hiding beneath animal cages is the subject of a new museum opening next month...
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Woodcrafting Classes Help Attendees Follow Noah’s Footsteps

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A woodworking shop in Manayunk features several Jewish-themed classes to make items such as mezuzot and challah boards, run by a local rabbi. On a...
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Philly Native’s Radio Show Tackles Terrorism and U.S. Policy

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The Aaron Klein Investigative Radio show, set to launch on WNTP NewsTalk 990 AM on Feb. 8, will cover domestic and foreign U.S. policy and current...
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Survivors Share Their Stories at Auschwitz Commemoration

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Survivors and dignitaries came together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.   KRAKOW, Poland — What kept you alive? Did your non-Jewish...
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Survivors Return to Auschwitz Determined to Share Their Stories

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Three hundred survivors traveled to Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. KRAKOW, Poland — What kept you alive? Did your...
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Finding Help to Stay at Home for Holocaust Survivors

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The JFCS Holocaust Survivors Support Program provides home care for about 160 survivors in the region. Shirley Herzberg walks gingerly down the hallway of her...