Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Greg Salisbury

Arts/Culture Editor
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JT Waldman loves Jewish history. So much so that the third-generation Phila­delphian dedicated more than four years to his latest work, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, published this past July. But Waldman is not a scholar, at least not in a traditional sense. He is a graphic novelist. Although out only a few months, Waldman's book has already...
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"Transcending Their Boun­daries: The Children of Te­rezin" is now open at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. This exhibit shows how the children of the ghetto/concentration camp at Terezin used the arts to spiritually escape their physical incarceration. Be sure to check the website of the Philadfelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation to find out about...
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Like so many Jews around the world, Sherry Kendis and Rabbi Menachem Schmidt have been spending the end of Elul preparing for the first of Tishrei. What makes Kendis and Schmidt's preparation different is in just how literally they are celebrating the beginning of 5773: They have been putting the finishing touches onto "Tishrei," an exhibit opening on Sept. 7...
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Who knew that exorcisms were an ecu­me­ical affair? It turns out that Jews can be possessed by spirits just as easily as the faithful of other religions — a concept that audience members of The Possession, opening in area movie theaters this weekend, will soon discover. Based on the true story of a wine cabinet-turned dybbuk box and the serial...
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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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Profile

Greg Salisbury first came to the Exponent as an intern at Inside magazine. He has been the editor of Special Sections since 2000, the editor of Inside magazine since 2008 and the Arts and Culture editor since 2012.

He was born in Philadelphia, and has lived up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

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