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New Local Film Festival Focuses on Sustainability and the Environment

Leonardo DiCaprio is coming to Philly Earth Day weekend. Well, not physically. But you can see Before the Flood — the documentary in which he...

Rabbi Akiva Made the Jews Who They Are Today, Says Biographer

By David Holzel It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They...

Novels Set in Opposing Time Periods Reveal Portraits of Jewish Life and the Struggle...

JE STAFF The Yid Paul Goldberg $16, paperback Picador Take the madness of King Lear, the dark, playful tone of Inglorious Basterds, the backdrop of Soviet Russia, add...

Comedian Don Rickles Dies at 90

Caustic Borscht Belt comedian Don Rickles — who married a Philadelphia native named Barbara Sklar — died April 6 at the age of 90,...

Upcoming Film Tells Unbelievable Story of France’s Michel Cojot

It’s fair to say the story of the 1976 raid in Entebbe is well-known. But there is one character who might not be as...

Musical Duel Makes Debut U.S. Performance at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim

In opera, there are plenty of famous duels, but on April 9, you can see a new kind: a vocal duel between tenors and...

Film Screening in Wilmington Highlights Eastern European Holocaust Survivors

“Shalom aleichem.” That’s how Zane Buzby created connections with strangers she’s never met, in places she’s never been, to meet people whose language she...

‘Hamilton’ Haggadah Tells the Story of Tonight

You can finally be in “the room where it happens” — if you don’t mind singing all the parts at your dining room table...

Celebrating the Life and Work of Area Architect Louis Kahn

Days after Louis Kahn died in 1974, his obituary ran on the front page of The New York Times, where architecture critic Paul Goldberger...

Cabaret’s Jewish Themes More Relevant Than Ever 50 Years After its Debut

Director B.T. McNicholl hears it every time he leaves the theater. Reads it every time he picks up a review. And while it delights...