Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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Yaron Zilberman doesn’t hesitate when asked why eight years elapsed between the release of his first film, the 2004 award-winning documentary, Watermarks, about the Hakoah Vienna Jewish women’s swim team of the 1930s, and his second film, A Late Quartet, which opens Nov. 9 at the Ritz Five in Philadelphia. “Because that’s how long it takes to make a movie,”...
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Philadelphia will once again play host to some of Israel’s best jazz musicians when the fifth annual Israeli JazzPhest kicks off on Nov. 11.
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Chavie Liber, JTA
NEW YORK Sure, his hit “Too Close” is currently the seventh most popular song in the United States, his music video has garnered more than 18 million hits on YouTube and he has mobs of teenage girls chasing him around Europe. But at the end of the day, he still likes to sit down with a nice challenging page of...
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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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Duvid Swirsky is not your typical rocker. Instead of hanging out backstage after a recent performance at a Los Angeles venue, Swirsky, one of the founders of Moshav, the Israeli-American rock band, was shopping for groceries for his wife. After performing in bands for more than half of his life, Swirsky can be forgiven for not hewing to the more...
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