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Nostalgia

How People Dated in the Stone Age of 1991

While some early adapters were online in 1991, those looking for love couldn’t turn to dating websites such as Match.com or JDate or apps...

May ’91 in the Exponent: Wrestling With Recession

Four Families Discuss Impact of Economic Crunch It didn’t last all that long and wasn’t as severe as the early 1980s recession, but a downturn...

October 1903 in the Exponent: Young Readers Learn About Corsets?

Page 5 featured a column called Young Readers, which tells the story of Abraham’s sacrifice and also includes poetry, a Thanksgiving Day poetry contest...

October 1903 in the Exponent: What a Jewish Institution of Learning Should Be

In its early days, The Jewish Exponent (The was part of the title then) stuck to a standardized format that included a poem top...

Houses Were in the House

Before the internet — specifically Craigslist — decimated classified advertising, newspapers (the Exponent included) were major sources of information about housing. This issue featured more...

January ’75 in the Exponent: Gaudy Style of Decade Evident on Cover, Sons Seek...

When people reminisce about the 1970s, the decade’s general fashion sense often is the subject of ridicule. Whether it was polyester leisure suits, shag carpeting,...

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...

Jewish Women’s Archive Looks Through the Lens of Jewish Women of Color

Everyone has a voice and a story to share. And with the help of the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA), more influential Jewish women of color...

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...