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Can’t Travel Due to COVID Restrictions? Take a Virtual Tour of Jewish History

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The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to a new form of international travel that allows tourists to skip the lines and the jet lag. Armed...

A Grandparents Guide to Smartphone Gaming

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BY ERIC SCHUCHT It’s day whatever in these uncertain times and you’re bored. You planned on spending the weekend with the grandkids at the shore...

POPS Cellist Makes Sweet Notes in Kitchen

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A musician and a Realtor by trade, Jonathan Fink said the quarantine forced him into a new arena. “I’ve been cooking like crazy,” said Fink,...

From Manhole Covers to Jewish Eateries, Filmmaker Chronicles Philly History

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Most of Rick Spector’s YouTube videos on the history of Philadelphia, which often focus on its Jewish residents, rack up somewhere between 50 and...

Nefesh B’Nefesh Reports Most Applications Since Founding

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that helps North Americans immigrate to Israel, said it has received the highest number of applications...

Rabbi Mixes Art and Spirituality

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Some of Rabbi Rebecca Richman’s West Philadelphia Art Beit Midrash students call her Rabbi Richman. Some go with Rabbi Bec. Others, just Bec. Differences aside,...

Truffled Risotto

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As the isolation wears on, we are doing our best to enjoy mealtimes — it serves as a way to frame the day and...

JFCS Hosts Virtual Bingo Game Day for Mental Health

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I’ve never been a fan of games of chance, but I went into Jewish Family and Children’s Service’s Virtual Bingo Game Day with an...

Salmon Cakes: Old-School Redux

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We had salmon cakes for dinner the other night and they were a total revelation. I had bought two cans of good-quality salmon from my...

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...