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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...
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Local Authors Bookmark Literary Event at Katz JCC

A picture book about a woman pioneer in computer programming. A murder mystery about a man who isn’t sure if he killed his girlfriend. A fictional...
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Rosenbach Celebrates Restored 15th-Century Chumash

There is something both intimidating and transcendent about being in the physical presence of a book that was printed in the 15th century. There is...
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New Independent Bookstore Aims to Double as Community Center

To be known as the Narberth Bookshop, the 1,100-square-foot site of a former pool supplies store is now under construction. Gloria Steinem is best known...