Jewish Journal

Sam Hall Kaplan

  • Legends and lies

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If the plans follow the promises of its sponsors, the site of the next preeminent national Jewish institution will be in the historic heart of Philadelphia.

    There, steps from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, edging a revitalized Independence Mall, the proposed National Museum...

  • Exhibition offers visions of future intelligent homes

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    For those who love the experience of shopping for real estate, "Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living," on display in Pasadena at Art Center College of Design's south campus, is not the usual collection of modish conceits by residential architects.

  • Prefab housing gets ‘fab’

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I try not to drive on Shabbos, except, of course, to go to open houses," explained a woman of a certain age and uncertain religious persuasion.

    Maybe the curiosity was whetted when wandering in the desert for 40 years, in the ancient past, looking for a place to put down roots and...

  • Books: American Dream, Jewish identity settle in Great Neck, Long Island

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Inventing Great Neck: Jewish Identity and the American Dream," by Judith S. Goldstein (Rutgers University Press, $24.95)

    Before a "Mac mansion" in Beverly Hills was ever marked by a mezuzah, or a store in Encino stormed by a balabustah - coloring these singular suburban...