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Menashe Lifts Veil on Chasidic Life and Reveals Reality, Challenges of Parenthood

With plenty of notches already in his documentary-filmmaking belt, Joshua Weinstein directed his first feature-length narrative film. Oh, and it’s in Yiddish. “It was the only...

‘Other Desert Cities’ Cultivates Fruitful Familial Drama

Swap Egypt for Palm Springs, and you’ve got a different story of Jews (kind of) wandering in the desert. Other Desert Cities begins on Christmas...

Tame Protests Breached Roger Waters’ Concerts In and Out of Wells Fargo

“Let’s get a buzz real quick and then switch to beer,” one middle-aged man suggested to his white-haired buddies less than 50 feet from...

Now You See It: New Magic Theater Stacks the Deck in Huntingdon Valley

When you think of magic, two things usually come to mind: a birthday party where someone taps a plastic wand against a black hat,...

Southern Avenue Brings Memphis Music to Walnut Street

Ori Naftaly remembers listening to his father’s expansive record collection with “all the famous blues guys” as he was growing up in Netanya, Israel. He’s...

Beach Reads Edition: Eligible Gives Fresh Spin on Centuries-old Classic; Girl in Snow Offers...

Eligible Curtis Sittenfeld $17 paperback Random House It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you’re looking for a good book to return to again and again, Jane...

Man of Many Métiers Shares His Melodic Passion

Andy Kahn was introduced to music and theater at a young age: At 9, he started acting and, at 14, he took on piano...

Liberty Deeply Ingrained in Recently Acquired NMAJH Sculptures Depicting Immigrant Experience

If you visit the Statue of Liberty, you’ll find Phillip Ratner’s grandparents — not as tourists, but as permanent sculptures representing immigrants who came...

Editor Who Rescued Anne Frank’s Diary From Rejected Submissions Dies at 93

The beloved and illuminating The Diary of A Young Girl may have remained in Doubleday’s rejected submissions were it not for one Judith Jones. Jones,...

Moshav Band Returns for Mekor Habracha Benefit Concert

To put Moshav Band’s eclectic sound into words, lead vocalist Yehuda Solomon said it’s really best described as a falafel sandwich. “You take a pita...