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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....

Advice from the Mavens

Special sections have become a regular feature for years in newspapers, and the Exponent is no exception. Blatant promo: Look for our Winter Holiday...

February ’95 in the Exponent: Library Makes Book on Jewish Humor

A Warm Welcome for Vice President Henny Youngman. Jerry Seinfeld. The Marx Brothers. The Three Stooges. Roseanne Barr. Mel Brooks. Woody Allen. Lenny Bruce. Billy...

Plays and Players

News about the theater filled much of Page 11, with many long-forgotten theaters mentioned. The Girard Avenue Theatre hosted a “thrilling story of love and...

June ’08 in the Exponent: Bylaws of a Talmud Torah Society

‘The World is Too Much with Us’ Early readers of the Jewish Exponent didn’t often get to peruse frivolous material, especially on the cover. Most of...

For WWII Vet with Immigrant Parents, ‘Every Day is Veterans Day’

At 91, Simon Zayon is still considered the “new guy.” “I’ve always been the new kid on the block,” he explained. “I’m the new kid...

We Jews Need Lots More Debate

Last week in this space, we touched upon the importance of food in Jewish culture. This week, we’ll look at the Exponent’s opinion pages. As...

June 2012 in the Exponent: Grads Swim Against the Current; A Possible Merger for...

A lot can happen in five years, but a look at the June 7, 2012 Jewish Exponent shows that some of the issues being...

Couple of 25 Years Made Love Connection over Feline Infatuation in Exponent Purr-sonal Ad

It was love at first — meow? For anyone else, a personal ad depicting himself as a cat rather than a human being would probably...