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Practicing What He Teaches

Andy Walker may not know what each of his students is doing during summer vacation, but they would not say the same. That's because...
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Remembering Yoni Netanyahu

Entebbe. Even now, 36 years later, this one word has the ability to immediately conjure competing emotions of dread and pride. For seven days in...
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South Philly Synagogue Opens Doors to Cutting-Edge Contemporary Art

"There's a feeling that this is the next Brooklyn," Saul Sudin said, gesturing to the South Philadelphia neighborhood right outside Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron Ezras...
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Up in the Sky? More Down to Earth: ‘Super Granny’!

WHAM! BAM! POW? Put a SOCK in it, Arona Reiner gently states about the state of action comic books. She took action to do...
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The Personal and the Political

Throughout his life in politics, former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter often invoked the name of his Yiddish-speaking father, Harry, who left czarist Russia in...
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‘Crowdsourcing’ as Key to the Meaning of Life

Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global...
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Eye on Ai

Whether you call it destiny, bashert or yuanfen, for Alison Klayman, it all came down to housing. Living, that is, with a Beijing roommate...
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George Washington: To the Letter

  For the first special exhibition to be presented since moving to its new location on Independence Mall nearly two years ago, the National Museum...
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A Man Walks Into the Kotel …

Heard the one about that off-the-wall comedy club in Jerusalem, where, if you bomb on stage, people gasp in horror? In all seriousness, there really...
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Independent Spirit

At first glance, no one would ever associate Todd Solondz's films with those of Judd Apatow. And yet, Solondz, one of the premier independent...