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Michaela Shuchman as Chana and Leah Walton as Halina in Arden Theatre Company’s INDECENT. Photo credit_ Wide Eyed Studio

‘Indecent’ Pushes Boundaries in Yiddish

Indecency, it could be said, is in the eye of the beholder; one man’s unthinkable obscenity is another’s line to be smudged, erased and...
Cody Decker with the Mensch on the Bench.

‘Heading Home’ Scores in More Ways Than One

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, the story of the 2017 Israeli baseball team that shocked the baseball world with a Cinderella run...

Book Reviews | The 100 Most Jewish Foods and The Brisket Chronicles

By Adam Reinherz Two Books Are Tasty Treats The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List Alana Newhouse Artisan The Brisket Chronicles Steven Raichlen Workman Give the gourmand steak au poivre...
Itka Zygmuntowicz looks at her memoir

Survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz Preserves Her Life Through Poetry

When Itka Zygmuntowicz reflects on her life — her imprisonment in Auschwitz-Birkenau, her postwar life in Sweden, her flourishing in the United States —...

Book Review | The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town

Explore Scapegoating The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town Edward Berenson W.W. Norton & Co. In the Exponent’s Torah portion last week, Rabbi Eric Yanoff of Adath...
Pam Rogow sits in her shop surrounded by typewriters

Pam Rogow Goes Retro with Mt. Airy Typewriter Shop

It seems that just about everyone who wanders into Pam Rogow’s shop has some sort of typewriter tale. The room, filled with 50 manual and...

‘The Tsar’s Drummer’ Traces Anti-Semitism Across Generations Through Smukler Family History

“Do you remember having a toy drum?” There was a moment of quiet between Joe Smukler and Aleksander “Sasha” Shmukler, then Smukler began to cry. The...
An abstract painting of overlapping shapes in different colors

‘The Art of Grief and What Follows’ at OCJAC Explores Grief Through Abstract Paintings

Philadelphia-based artist Tremain Smith wasn’t sure what to expect when Rabbi Zalman Wircberg, director of the Old City Jewish Arts Center (OCJAC), visited her...
George Washington Orton

Mark Hebscher, 63, Writes First Book on Little-Known Athlete George Washington Orton

Mark Hebscher had never been a researcher. He’d been a reporter and sportscaster in Canada for years, but had never done significant academic research. Though...
Dr. Ruth Westheimer speaks on the radio

‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ Chronicles Broken Barriers

It is not so simple to state things simply. To hear it done, then, on late-night television programs, radio shows, sitcoms, morning news panels...