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Nationwide Shabbat Dinners Address Violence in Charlottesville

Shabbat tables across the nation will celebrate diversity and denounce bigotry during Together at the Table tonight. The event, a response to the violence that...

News Briefs, the Week of Aug. 17, 2017

Bomb Threat Suspect Advertised Services Through Dark Web Michael Kadar, the dual American-Israeli citizen charged with making more than 100 bomb threats to Jewish institutions...

Philadelphia Condemns Charlottesville White Nationalists March With Solidarity Vigils and Rallies

For some Philadelphians, tuning back into the real world as Shabbat ended on Aug. 12 proved to be a horrifying scene. Social media was flooded...

Arts

Menashe Lifts Veil on Chasidic Life and Reveals Reality, Challenges of Parenthood

With plenty of notches already in his documentary-filmmaking belt, Joshua Weinstein directed his first feature-length narrative film. Oh, and it’s in Yiddish. “It was the only...

‘Other Desert Cities’ Cultivates Fruitful Familial Drama

Swap Egypt for Palm Springs, and you’ve got a different story of Jews (kind of) wandering in the desert. Other Desert Cities begins on Christmas...

Tame Protests Breached Roger Waters’ Concerts In and Out of Wells Fargo

“Let’s get a buzz real quick and then switch to beer,” one middle-aged man suggested to his white-haired buddies less than 50 feet from...

Israel News

JNFuture Philadelphia Event Transforms Jersey Shore into Tel Aviv

To celebrate the end of the summer with one last hurrah, JNFuture Philadelphia is transforming the Jersey shore into an Israeli beach for its...

‘Walls That Work:’ Can Israeli Tech be Trump’s Solution for Mexico Border Security?

The Trump administration has reportedly reached a new contract with the Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems to implement advanced security systems on the...

The Western Wall Prayer Controversy: Separating Fact from Fiction

Before an Arab terror attack that killed two Israeli policemen ignited the latest wave of tension over the Temple Mount, much of the Jewish...

130th

How People Dated in the Stone Age of 1991

While some early adapters were online in 1991, those looking for love couldn’t turn to dating websites such as Match.com or JDate or apps...

May ’91 in the Exponent: Wrestling With Recession

Four Families Discuss Impact of Economic Crunch It didn’t last all that long and wasn’t as severe as the early 1980s recession, but a downturn...

October 1903 in the Exponent: Young Readers Learn About Corsets?

Page 5 featured a column called Young Readers, which tells the story of Abraham’s sacrifice and also includes poetry, a Thanksgiving Day poetry contest...