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Leonora Duarte: A Converso With a Talent for Composition

By Elizabeth Weinfield My first exposure to the music of Baroque composer Leonora Duarte (1610–1678) came while sight-reading with friends years ago on a frosty...
Rising Song Jewish Music Residency program participants

Rising Song Jewish Music Residency Comes to Philly

Update: This article previously stated that Elie Kaunfer was rosh yeshiva, in addition to CEO, and incorrectly stated that Rabbi Yosef Goldman was currently employed...
a shofar surrounded by pomegranates and a pot of honey

WRTI 90.1 Marks the High Holidays With Special Programming

By WRTI Staff WRTI 90.1 is marking the Days of Awe with special programming. Throughout the 10-day holiday season on WRTI, listeners will hear a variety...
Zafer Tawil, Udi Bar-David, Fouad Dakwar, Shira Samuels-Shragg, Tammy Scheffer and Nathalie Handal

ARTolerance Day of Peace Event Brings Israelis, Palestinians Together

Udi Bar-David, a cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, was the first to take his spot on stage for “Dialogue in Three Movements: An Artistic...
Frank Gehry and Gail Harrity

‘Starchitect’ Frank Gehry Behind Art Museum’s Refurbished Walkway

The Philadelphia Museum of Art invited guests to enter through its north entrance for the first time in a generation last week. Completion of the...
A moment in Dance Me

Renowned Dance Company Brings Leonard Cohen’s Music to Life

Songs of Leonard Cohen, the singer-songwriter’s first album, was released in 1967. His voice still warbled then, even lilted; it was not yet the...
Vivian Barton Dozer, Peter Nocella, Gregory Teperman and Igor Szwec of the Meiravi Quartet holding their instruments

Violinist Gregory Teperman Reflects on Journey From Moldova

For many violinists, their instrument is a prized possession. But for Gregory Teperman, 64, it was something he sacrificed in exchange for a better...
A display case of drawings and other artifacts

Temple Judea Museum Unveils Teddy Roosevelt Exhibit

Something caught the eye of Rabbi Lance Sussman nearly two decades ago when he first came to Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel: a large stained...
Eli Beer standing with Shtisel cast members and moderator sitting

‘Shtisel’ Stars Head to Philly for Discussion About the Show

American Jews are in the midst of a delayed-release love affair with the Israeli drama Shtisel, which ran on television in the Holy Land...

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...