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Artist in Residence Explores Genesis in Old City Gallery

If you ask Igal Fedida what inspires him, he’ll give you a seemingly simple answer: everything. Fedida has been at the Old City Jewish Art...

‘13 Minutes’ Spends Two Hours Recounting Failed 1939 Hitler Assassination Attempt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5-NdI9Lr3o Oliver Hirschbiegel believes Georg Elser is the biggest riddle in World War II history. He’s the man who almost killed Hitler — the closest attempt...

Choir Tour to Germany, Czech Republic Hits Educational Note

At “82 years young,” Inge Auerbacher discovered she was a big sister to nearly 60 young boys. “I told them, ‘Don’t call me grandma. Don’t...

Harry Potter and the Live Podcast Taping

For 20 years, the Harry Potter series has captivated readers and moviegoers with its characters who become family and its overall, well, magic. To compare...

Tale of Early Jewish Actor and Seminal Holocaust Account Both Worthy Reads

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty Richard Schwartz $29.95, hardcover RSB Books Most people probably haven’t heard of M.B. Curtis, but he made headlines galore in the late...

What Did Israel’s Ancient Kings Wear? Textile Discovery Provides ‘Hints’

By Adam Abrams/JNS.org — A newly published study may lend unprecedented insights into the wardrobe of Israel’s ancient kings. The study — headed by Tel Aviv University’s...

Pew Grants Support New Endeavors for Jewish Artists and Musicians

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage announced its 2017 grants last week, giving $10.3 million in funding to Philadelphia artists and cultural organizations. Among...

Bringing San Francisco’s Summer of Love to Stone Harbor

Peter Max Finkelstein was born in Germany in 1938. He moved from Berlin to Shanghai, an article from Public Radio International (PRI) recounts, when his...

Couple’s Basement Hosts 1,000-Piece Art Gallery

From the outside, it looks like any of the other perfectly manicured estates that populate suburban Wynnewood. Beyond the Tudor-style brick walls, however, the residence...

Counting to 10 Leads to Emmy Win for Temple Graduate

Eli LaBan will probably start checking his spam folder more often. The recent Temple University grad — he studied media studies and production — received...