Local News

Exponent Alums Make a Name for Themselves

The publisher of Jewish News Syndicate (JNS), the online news website and syndication service founded in 2011, announced Dec. 1 it was naming a...

National News

Rabbi Visits Hometown of 200-Year-Old Torah, Rutgers Professor Punished, and More

Rabbi to Visit Czech Republic Hometown of 200-Year-Old Torah Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) Main Line Rabbi Meryl M. Crean will visit the Czech Republic town...

White House Says Abbas’ Rhetoric has ‘Prevented Peace for Decades’

The White House criticized Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday for his comments against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying...

Famed Journalist Says U.S. Remains a Country Divided

From the Affordable Care Act to same-sex wedding cakes, we are a country divided, journalist Jeffrey Toobin said. “We’re in a moment of big choices...

Arts

JEWMONGOUS Tour To Begin at Jewish Arts Center

Growing up, Sean Altman had two main Jewish icons — Woody Allen and Moshe Dayan. Naturally, he gravitated toward the latter. The image of a...

Bibliophiles Choose Some of 2017’s Top Reads

Every December, as the year is winding down, you have a chance to reflect on some of your favorite moments or events that transpired. For...

‘Supergirl’ Lifts — and Squats — the Bar High

“This is my favorite trophy,” said a young Naomi Kutin in her preteen bedroom. “It’s very big. I can barely lift it.” The irony is...

Israel News

Embassy Move Provokes Fear of Violence, Triumph of Recognition

Although most issues within the Jewish community — and the political sphere — are faced with polarizing debates, the American Jewish community appears to...

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli Capital, Bringing US Policy ‘Back to Reality’

President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, breaking with decades of U.S. policy and enraging the Palestinians. Legal experts, Israeli...

Netanyahu Predicts Open Israeli-Arab Relations in ‘50 or 100 Years’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted Sunday that Israel will be able to conduct open diplomatic relations with Arab states in 50 to 100 years. In...

130th

When Radio Was All the Rage

Radio’s ubiquitous today, but it was the equivalent of an iPhone X back in the Roaring ’20s. Although the first commercial radio station in Philadelphia...

September ’25 in the Exponent: Phila. Conference Will Make History; The Last Days of...

A Philadelphia conference of American Jewry organized by the “forefront of American Jewish philanthropy” slated for the following week led the news in the...

July 1888 in the Exponent: Ads Cover the Cover

Original Masthead Still a Highlight A little more than a year into its existence, the Jewish Exponent of July 13, 1888 looked a lot different...