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Jewish Culture in South Africa

With the likely provocative subhead of “Where Women are More Advanced than Men,” the page 10 article wouldn’t pass political correctness standards today. From the...

August ’29 in the Exponent: Arabs Attack Jews in Palestine

Fierce Conflicts Reported Throughout the Week What is now known as the Hebron massacre dominated the front page and much of the inside of the...

A Star is Born

The issue’s Arts & Entertainment section led off with a profile of the Philadelphia area’s Jarrod Spector, who gained fame playing Frankie Valli on...

September 2007 in the Exponent: Sports? At This Time of Year?

New Name Gets Inaugurated at Day School The Sept. 13, 2007 edition of the Jewish Exponent fell on Rosh Hashanah 5768, so a cover photo...

December ’56 in the Exponent: 40 Hungarian Jews Arrive in Philadelphia; Community Aid Mobilized...

The impact of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 reached Philadelphia by year’s end, with the Dec. 28 Jewish Exponent reporting on the arrival of...

Would-be Snowbirds Have Plenty of Options

By Dec. 28, many of the readership’s snowbirds would have already departed for warmer climes, but for those who hadn’t, travel agencies advertised numerous...

Boarders Common During Era

Aside from train schedules for the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad (referred to here as Railway), Page 8 of the 10-page...

September 1899 in the Exponent: Holiday Leads to Packed Synagogues

Prominent New Year’s Sermons Detailed Rosh Hashanah fell early in 1899, and the Sept. 8 issue of the Jewish Exponent that year included extensive holiday...

Hodgepodge of Items Populate Interior Pages

Many of the Exponent’s interior pages of that era featured a mélange of items. Page 8, for example, had an ad for a refrigerator where...

May ’32 in the Exponent: Ominous Religious News Reported from Overseas Christian Churches Line...

The nation was in the darkest throes of the Great Depression when the May 6, 1932 Jewish Exponent was published, but there’s nary a...