Local News

Ventilation Company Leader Louis G. Malissa Dies at 93

Phyllis Malissa Finkelstein said the greatest gift her father passed along to her and younger brother Dean was instilling in them the confidence to...

National News

News Briefs, the Week of July 27, 2017

Manischewitz to Close Newark, N.J. Plant, Lay off 169 The Manischewitz Co. said it will lay off 169 employees at a Newark, N.J., plant and...

Lawmakers Protest Vacancies in Anti-Semitism Office

The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint an official to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide...

Boston Holocaust Memorial Rededicated After Being Vandalized in June

(JNS.org) Hundreds of people gathered in Boston Tuesday to rededicate the New England Holocaust Memorial after it was vandalized in late June. The vandalism of the memorial...

Arts

‘GLOW’ Features Wide Array of Multi-Dimensional Female Characters, Including Jewish One

GLOW has been on Netflix for about a month and if you haven’t watched it yet, consider pausing House of Cards and watching this...

From Barrack to Columbia to Hogwarts: Young Alum Produces Off-Broadway Hit

He’s not eating lunch at Sardi’s every day (yet), but David Treatman has already attained a producer credit at 19 years old. The Philly native...

Local Cantors To Mix Musical Genres Down the Shore

When you think of a cantor, what usually comes to mind is someone in clerical garb singing a familiar melody to a prayer. Yes,...

Israel News

Netanyahu Overheard Lambasting EU’s ‘Crazy’ Israel Policy

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was overheard harshly criticizing the European Union (EU) during his visit to Budapest, where he took part in the...

Tourism to Israel Hits All-time High, Including 76-percent Increase from China

(JNS.org) Tourism to Israel has reached an all-time high, with 1.74 million tourists arriving in the first six months of 2017, a 26-percent increase from...

Is UNESCO’s Denial of Israel’s Ties to Jewish Heritage Sites Irrelevant?

For most countries, the United Nations body UNESCO is a relatively innocuous organization, dedicated to preserving some of humanity’s most important cultural treasures as...

130th

Jews in the Service

A Page 9 article “conducted for the Jewish Exponent by Frank J. Rubenstein” (whatever that means) details Philadelphians who had joined the military. After noting...

July ’17 in the Exponent: Jewish Organizations Meet With Future President

While World War I raged across Europe, the Conference of Representatives of National Jewish Organizations met in Washington, D.C. on July 17, 1917 to...

Advertising Always a Blast from the Past

Reading the ads from old issues of the Exponent can be as entertaining as the articles. Case in point: Page 46 of this issue, which...