Culture

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

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The Best of Their Disabilities: Showcasing Special Needs on Screen

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The largest film festival in the country dedicated to promoting the awareness of and appreciation for the lives, stories and artistic expressions of differently...
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It’s Mel All Over Again

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 Jews run Hollywood, the old cliche goes.So an outsider might find it strange that one of Hollywood's biggest studios, Warner Bros., agreed to make...
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Washington Wrote Here

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One of the most important documents in American Jewish history hasn't been seen by the public in a decade but will soon be displayed...
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‘Deadly’ Steps to the Final Solution

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When the Nazis instituted their euthanasia program in January 1940, they began by distributing a questionnaire to the directors of institutions where potential victims...
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Some Window Dressing

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 Nan Latona does windows. Lots and lots of windows. See for yourself: "Window Wonderland" is a wondrous work of art, an exhibit of decorated windows crafted...
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March of the Living Marks 25 Years

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The March of the Living celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with its traditional march from Auschwitz I to Birkenau on Yom Hashoah. Ten...
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Smash Must-Sing TV?

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It's a show about "Let's put on a show!"But its production values are none that Mickey Rooney or Judy Garland would recognize, and its...
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It’s Shul Time for ‘Hairspray’

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Jay Leistner is getting in touch with his feminine side.All 300 pounds of it. An architect and interior designer who runs his own company in...
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Rededication of a Historic Czech Torah

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Martins Run Senior Living Community in Media is rededicating a historic Torah scroll that was written in what is now the Czech Republic and...
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A Kosher Delicatessen in England Is the Legacy of a ‘Titanic’ Survivor

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Manchester, England is home to an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Jews, 40 percent of whom keep kosher. Three of the community's six kosher delicatessens...