Sunday, August 2, 2015 Av 17, 5775
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Mordechai Shinefield | JE Feature
Ten years ago, Cathleen Cohen began calling artists in the Philadelphia community with the idea of using poetry and the arts to begin a dialogue with local Muslim and Christian communities.
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Armed with a can of plum spray paint, Fernando Romero swiftly filled in a section of exposed gray stucco wall on an apartment building just off Temple University's main campus. Above him, another artist on a ladder added a skyline of black towers flanking huge green letters that spelled out: "Defend the Future."
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Rachel Vigoda | JE Featire
Felix Cytrin carried 43 portraits he drew of fellow concentration camp inmates when he came to New York in the late 1940s. It took another 63 years to bring them to the public.
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After 13 years at the helm of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute of Contemporary Art, Claudia Gould will become the next director of the 107-year-old Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She will replace Joan Rosenbaum, who is retiring after 30 years, and will assume the new role sometime this fall, the museum recently announced. Gould, 55,...
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At first, Hannah Kearney had trouble wrapping her mind around the fact that she was in Israel, especially since she'd spent so much of her time inside a dance studio. But eventually she did take in her surroundings -- the bucolic northernmost portion of the Galilee -- and became as enamored with the scenery as she was with her Israeli...
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