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April ’62 in the Exponent: Covering Monkeyshines and Matzo Bans; First Reform Temple Opened...

Stories about animals are always popular, and the April 20, 1962 Jewish Exponent cover featured a winning photo of a baby monkey (and banana)...

November ’84 in the Exponent: Watching Hawks Like a Hawk

Israelis Visit Cape May Point to Study Migration Big Brother was supposed to be watching you in the year 1984, but a couple Israelis were...

“Personal and Social” the Facebook of 1946

Facebook was still decades away — although one of the first computers, ENIAC, would debut at the University of Pennsylvania just two weeks later...

February ’46 in the Exponent: Aftermath of WWII Still Leading Page 1

While returning soldiers were busy (ahem) producing the first baby boomers, World War II remained very much on the minds of everyone. The Feb. 1,...

Neo-Nazis Plan Rally on Yom Kippur

Page 8 provided evidence that some things, sadly, never seem to change. The Exponent reported that the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Movement planned a rally...

Headline September ’04 in the Exponent: Beersheva Bombings Kill 16, Injure 100

The cover of the Sept. 2, 2004 Jewish Exponent featured three stories that were as different as can be. The paper led with the horrific...

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...