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

Langhorne Slim’s New Album Inspired By Singer’s Jewish Grandparents

Anyone will tell you that 2020 was a tough year, but Langhorne Slim’s 2019 was no picnic, either. The Jewish singer-songwriter was unable to make...

How Chanukah Returned to Amsterdam’s Royal Concert Hall Decades After the Holocaust

By Cnaan Liphshiz AMSTERDAM — There’s a huge pipe organ where the Torah ark should be, but otherwise this city’s Royal Concert Hall looks, sounds and...

You Can Buy an 18th-Century Torah Shield Matching the Israel Museum’s (if You Have...

By Philissa Cramer Among the relics up for sale in a forthcoming Sotheby’s auction are two Torah shields that the auction house is calling “the...

Frankfurt’s New $58 Million Jewish Museum Reclaims Anne Frank’s Forgotten Roots

By Cnaan Liphshiz FRANKFURT, Germany — Although she was born in this city, Anne Frank is mainly associated with Amsterdam, where she hid during the...

Taking a Tour of Philadelphia — While Sitting at Home

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...

A Developing Story on Avedon

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...

The Bread of Construction

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

Philadelphia has long had a vibrant history of arts and culture, much of it Jewish in nature or production. The first mainstream play to...

When Jews Found Refuge in Underground Warren at Warsaw Zoo

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...

Woodcrafting Classes Help Attendees Follow Noah’s Footsteps

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...