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News Briefs: Gimbel Great-Granddaughter Dies, NMAJH Announces Leonard Bernstein Exhibit, Not All Kosher at...

Philadelphia World Heritage City Film Now Available in Hebrew The film commemorating the historic designation of Philadelphia as the United States’ First World Heritage City...

After Trump Decertifies Iran Deal, Congress Must Decide its Future

In fulfilling a key campaign pledge, President Donald Trump announced in a White House speech Friday he decertified the Iranian nuclear deal as part...

Watchdog Plans Protest over Center for Jewish History’s Hosting of Anti-Zionist Group

The grassroots watchdog group JCCWatch.org is planning a protest outside New York City’s Center for Jewish History over an upcoming event in which the...

Arts

Philadelphia Film Festival Offers Plenty of Options, Including Jewish-themed Stories

Margot Robbie’s turn as divisive figure skater Tonya Harding in the highly-anticipated I, Tonya is already earning her Oscar buzz. It’s also one of the...

Theatre Ariel Season Kicks Off with New Partnerships

Theatre Ariel is approaching its 30-year mark in Philadelphia, but there’s nothing old about this Jewish theater company. The 2017-18 season begins this month with...

‘You’re Free, Go Home’: ‘After Auschwitz’ an Eye-Opening View of Post-Liberation Life

https://vimeo.com/205939795 You’ve listened to the stories of human suffering. You’ve seen the footage of bodies bulldozed into mass graves. And you’ve heard the jubilation of...

Israel News

Israeli-developed Breakthrough Cancer Drug Receives FDA Approval

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Kite Pharma, founded by Israeli-American professor Arie Belldegrun in 2009, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted...

Sedot Negev Mayor Looks to Expand Longstanding Philadelphia Partnership

Tamir Idan sees his city’s partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as way beyond a financial arrangment. Like his counterparts here, he...

High Time for Israel’s Flagship Medical Cannabis Conference to go Global

While international interest in Israel’s groundbreaking medical cannabis sector grows, a leading Israeli player in that space will take its flagship annual event overseas...

130th

Ads Tout Pimento Cheese, Victrolas and the Hotel Lorraine

The advertisements in 1911 often were more entertaining than the news. On Page 2, there was an ad for Asher’s Swimming School at the corner...

June ’11 in the Exponent: The Way-Side Inn; A Tale of Eighteen-Sixty-One

Nearly a quarter-century into its existence, the Jewish Exponent remained a mixture of exceedingly short news blurbs, endless amounts of space devoted to speeches...

Did Don Draper Work for the Exponent?

A Page 3 article wouldn’t pass muster today. Consider the headline: El Al’s Blonde Instructress Could Make Any Man Fly, with a kicker of Tania,...