Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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In 2006, Arnon Goldfinger found himself in a situation familiar to virtually anyone who has experienced the death of an older relative. He was tasked with the responsibility of emptying out the Tel Aviv flat where his maternal grandmother, Gerda Tuchler, lived for 70 years, from the time she and his grandfather, Kurt, immigrated to Israel from Nazi Germany in...
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With your choice of a dozen films from around the world, taking advantage of the 32nd annual Phila­­delphia Jewish Film Festival could require some strategizing. The two-week festival kicks off Nov. 3 at the Gershman Y.
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Sally Friedman
Write a memoir in six words? It sounds preposterous, but Larry Smith has compiled books from such six-word missives, including one focused on Jewish life. Hear him speak at three local appearances over the coming weeks.
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When the Idan Raichel Project played to a sold-out crowd of 800 in March at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, they did more than just rock those in attendance with their take on world music. They also set the stage for another big local Israeli musical event. So says Sharona Durry, the founder and executive director of PhillyIsrael, which organized the Raichel...
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From the tough sell de­part­ment, theatrical division: Trying to convince potential investors and audiences alike that watching an imagined 80-minute conversation (no intermission here, folks!), primarily about God and belief, between Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. One set, no other actors, just two white guys sitting around talking. “I was told by two different producers that there was no...
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