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  • Legends and lies

    By Sam Hall Kaplan

    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...

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

    By Sam Hall Kaplan

    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...