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Mysteries Abound in Gripping ‘Aida’s Secrets’

What would you say to your birth mother, meeting her for the first time when you’re nearly 70 years old? That’s what Shep Shell had...

New Play ‘Almost Pregnant’ Conceived Due to Playwright’s Lack of Conception

Lisa Grunberger thought she had all the time in the world by 39 years old to have a child; infertility never crossed her mind. But...

Philly is a ‘Second Jerusalem’ for Israeli Singer-Songwriter Looking for Her Break

With a love for R&B and the sudden freedom to explore, where else does an Israeli singer go after the Israel Defense Forces to...

Jerry Seinfeld Returning to Israel in December for Stand-up Comedy Performances

Famed Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is slated to return to Israel in December to deliver two stand-up comedy performances. Seinfeld will give back-to-back...

‘Finding the Hidden City’ Illuminates Philadelphia History

A lot can change in 100 years. And if you look at Philadelphia in 1917 and 2017, there are plenty of changes, many hidden in...

‘Odd Mom Out’ Star to Headline Main Event

Having established herself professionally as a writer for magazines, movies and TV while raising three children in Manhattan, Jill Kargman decided three years ago...

Thanksgiving with Gluten-Free Bread Highlights New Musical

Jillian Gottlieb randomly decided to go to an audition one day after moving to New York. After getting cast, she decided, “I think I can...

Book Reviews: Heartache and Grief Explored Novel Takes a Chance on a Difficult Homecoming

Left to Chance Amy Sue Nathan $15.99, paperback, on sale Nov. 21 St. Martin’s Press Have you ever wanted to just pack up your things and leave? Teddi Lerner...

New Netflix Film ‘One of Us’ Showcases Former Members of Chasidic Communities

It couldn’t exactly be called a fad, but North America’s Chasidic community has garnered a lot of attention of late. On TV, in magazines, in...

A Cappella Competition Sounds First Note for Collegiate Vocalists

Will the winner of the inaugural Philadelphia Jewish Collegiate College A Cappella Competition be Jewkebox? Perhaps the Chaimonics? And don’t forget that old hometown...