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July ’53 in the Exponent: Israel News Abounds During the Height of Summer

Adlai Stevenson Says Israel Most Progressive Mideast Nation Three separate articles connected to Israel graced the cover of the July 31, 1953 Jewish Exponent. One article...

Sexism Alive and Well in 1891

The Exponent included a couple columns dubbed “Women’s World” that wouldn’t pass muster today. A rambling passage titled “A Scene From Real Life” described a...

August 1891 in the Exponent: Jewish Farming Colony in N.J. Thrives

The year 1891 saw the births of Cole Porter and Henry Miller, the deaths of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and Herman Melville, and the...

June ’36 in the Exponent: FDR Visits Philadelphia to Speak at the DNC

Despite a Prominent Portrait, Convention News Scarce Although there was no accompanying article, the impending arrival in Philadelphia of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the...

Buy a Chevrolet for Less Than $500

A starting price of $495 may seem like a bargain, but deep in the throes of the Great Depression, the cost of a new...

What We Did on Our Summer Vacations

Summertime and the living is … boring? As much as kids (and adults) long for the warm summer months, the complaint of “I’m bored” is...

Summer ’99 in the Exponent: The Cost of Jewish Living Often Prohibitive

A Family of Four Might Spend $35,000 on Jewish Basics Fans of the late Prince may have been partying like it was in 1999 that...

Page 7 Article Notes Ominous Trend

It was relegated to an inside page, but the article’s headline says it all: “German Anti-Semites Becoming Active.” “The German anti-Semites are engaged upon a...

Fall of ’23 in the Exponent: Prominent Zionist Arrives in U.S. But Where Exactly...

In the Roaring ’20s, the Jewish Exponent typically featured two front-page stories — same as today — with a large art element smack in...

As Always, Food a Popular Subject

Our food columns are one of our most popular features, and the same apparently was true in the Eisenhower era. Mrs. Leland W. Behr —...