Local News

News Briefs, the Week of July 20, 2017

11-Year-Old Boy at Pennsylvania Jewish Camp Dies An 11-year-old boy attending Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pa., died July 10 after being hospitalized for what turned...

National News

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...

Say Goodbye to Unease About Shul Fees

When it comes to joining something new, the last thing you want is another bill to add to the stack. As such, it’s evident why...

Arts

Artist in Residence Explores Genesis in Old City Gallery

If you ask Igal Fedida what inspires him, he’ll give you a seemingly simple answer: everything. Fedida has been at the Old City Jewish Art...

‘13 Minutes’ Spends Two Hours Recounting Failed 1939 Hitler Assassination Attempt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5-NdI9Lr3o Oliver Hirschbiegel believes Georg Elser is the biggest riddle in World War II history. He’s the man who almost killed Hitler — the closest attempt...

Choir Tour to Germany, Czech Republic Hits Educational Note

At “82 years young,” Inge Auerbacher discovered she was a big sister to nearly 60 young boys. “I told them, ‘Don’t call me grandma. Don’t...

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

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...

April ’62 in the Exponent: Covering Monkeyshines and Matzo Bans; First Reform Temple Opened...

Stories about animals are always popular, and the April 20, 1962 Jewish Exponent cover featured a winning photo of a baby monkey (and banana)...

November ’84 in the Exponent: Watching Hawks Like a Hawk

Israelis Visit Cape May Point to Study Migration Big Brother was supposed to be watching you in the year 1984, but a couple Israelis were...