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Exhaustive New Volume Chronicles Chabad Rebbe’s Formative Years Overseas

It is a story told in frayed telegrams and creased photographs, in faded script on yellowing notebook pages, in postmarked envelopes and stamped passports. It...

Author Tells Philadelphia Audiences Family Story of Being Lone Jews in 1960s Mississippi

Jo Ivester was 10 years old in 1967 when her family uprooted from their 10-room suburban home in Newton, Mass., outside of Boston to...

Penn Hillel Director Wins National Jewish Book Award

After 12 years of working at Penn Hillel, Rabbi Mike Uram has learned a thing or two about how the college-aged Jewish population interacts...

Best of 2016: What We Loved in Jewish Culture This Year

This year was a terrific one for Jewish creative output. There were many Jewish films, both mainstream and festival favorites, which saw their screen...

Local Author’s Book Selected for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Moishe “Mace” Bugen stood at just 43 inches tall, but his life was much bigger than that. Born with a form of achondroplastic dwarfism, Bugen...

Shaloman to the Rescue

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … Jewish superhero, Shaloman! While theaters have been inundated with superhero movies in the past few years (looking at...
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Jewish Novelist Writes Inspirational Story of Sudanese Refugee’s Life

On Sept. 20, President Barack Obama spread a message at the Leaders Summit on Refugees at the United Nations about welcoming refugees openly and...
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New Book on Boathouse Row Reveals Unexpected Philadelphia Jewish Ties

Of all the sports that can be said to be close to Jewish hearts — from baseball to basketball to the overly aggressive style...
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Jewish Authors Talk Politics, Process and Identity at Collingswood Book Festival

The forecast called for rain, so for the third year in a row the Collingswood Book Festival — the annual event for which the...
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Local Author Pens Bucket-List Book About Philadelphia

Irene Levy Baker, a married mother of two, explained how she ended up a Philly expert, despite originally hailing from Youngstown, Ohio. There was almost...