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Bryn Etta Prusky

Bryn Etta Prusky was born Nov. 20 to Kelly and Ben Prusky. Bryn is named after her grandfather, Byron Prusky of Penn Valley, and...

Stein-Birns

Barbara and Norman Stein of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Amy Stein, to Kevin Douglas Birns, son of  Mark and Ann...

Annual Community Service Celebrates Thanksgiving Across Denominational Lines

Rabbi Robert Leib was preparing his welcoming remarks for Abington Ministerium’s 67th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service as he reflected on its long history. The service,...

‘National Breed of Israel’ Shows Its Stuff

From the time he was 4 weeks old, Avi was a stunner. He wasn’t much larger than the palm of David Golden’s hand, but...

Kindergarteners Learn to Read with Help from Therapy Dog

Once a week, the Kaiserman JCC Kindergarten class has a special visitor — Harley the dog. When Amy Foster, director of the Robert J. Wilf...

‘Shtetl Skills’ Workshop Series Blends Farming, Jewish Knowledge

Nati Passow grew up in what he describes as an intellectual household — his parents are professors, and his brothers are rabbis — a...

Israeli Politician Outlines Vision for Two-State Solution

With civil war in Syria, terrorist groups like ISIS and new leadership in Saudi Arabia, the political quagmire of the Middle East can seem...

Remember the Outsider When Pondering Thanksgiving’s Meaning

By Rabbi Joshua Waxman PARSHAT VAYETZEI The beginning of this week’s portion, Vayetzei, finds our forefather Jacob fleeing for his life. Fearful of his brother Esau’s...

House Ad Makes Humorous Pitch

When a publication includes an advertisement for itself or its services, it’s known as a “house ad.” A house ad pushing readers to pay $1...

August ’38 in the Exponent: I Ruled Hitler; Der Fuehrer’s Astrologist (Frau X)...

Between Adolf Hitler’s continued rise to power and the Great Depression, 1938 wasn’t a lighthearted year for Jews and non-Jews alike, but the Aug....