Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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The National Museum of American Jewish History's plan to construct a prominent new building on Independence Mall - a symbolic space that proponents say demonstrates just how the Declaration of Independence and Constitution have benefited a religious and ethnic minority - has undergone a slight revision. Rather than build on their current Fifth Street site between Market and Arch streets,...
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Sculpted Art on Display The work of New York artists Douglas Beube and Sandra Jackman will be on exhibit at the Temple Judea Museum of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road in Elkins Park. The exhibit will kick off Sunday, Dec. 11, with a 3 p.m. reception featuring talks by the artists. Beube and Jackman work with sculptural...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
"The Hidden Garden: Three Artists Explore Kabbalah," the current exhibition at the Gershman Y's Borowsky Gallery, offers an open invitation into the spiritual mysteries of Kabbalah through the work of three women artists who have used it as a touchstone in their lives. A fascinating thread of Jewish spirituality for centuries, the ancient tradition of Kabbalah and its vocabulary of...
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Museum lands a major collection of vast and varied Judaica
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
A remarkable collection of more than 10,000 artifacts of Jewish Americana that includes matchbooks and menus, seltzer bottles and kiddush cups has found a home in Philadelphia. At a reception last Thursday at the National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall East, the announcement was made of the donation of the Peter H. Schweitzer Collection, billed as "a...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
They remember that day in 1979 very well. Saul Zalesne went into a little framing shop in Northeast Philadelphia to pick up something his wife had dropped off. "I had nothing else on my mind but to pick up the framed art and go back to my business … until I met Mordechai," recalls Zalesne, referring to now renowned artist...
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