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Nostalgia

A Long History and a Bright Future

At the risk of stating the obvious, a lot sure has changed in the last 130 years. Not that I have firsthand experience of all...

Throughout the Years, a Community’s Support Has Stayed Constant

By Bud Newman Today, as Jewish community members living in Greater Philadelphia, we have hundreds of ways every hour to receive news related to our...

We See Another 130 Years as Being a Valuable Community Resource

By Andy Cherry and Steven Rosenberg “What it means to be Jewish in Philadelphia,” is something we take very seriously at the Jewish Exponent and...

1917 Jewish Exponent Shares Both Similarities and Differences with Today

So, what were you doing 100 years ago today? Of course, there probably aren’t many around to answer that question, and those who could were...

Exponent Has Served as Community Witness and Chronicler for 130 Years

Eighteen-hundred-and-eighty-seven. It wasn’t an especially exciting year in history — no world wars were started, no nation-states were born — but a number of things...

Talk on Antiquity of Mount Carmel Illuminates Cemetery’s History

Harry D. Boonin has done a lot of research in his 80 years. He researched his own family history after his mother got a book...

A Timeline of Cemetery Vandalism Targeting Jewish Burial Grounds

“Desecrated.” “Vandals Tear Through Cemetery in Phila.” “Vandalism at Cemetery Stirs Communal Concern” These are all headlines about the Mount Carmel Cemetery, which has been thrust...

Local Students Learned MEOR Than Just History in Winter Break Trip to Poland

Winter break for college students usually means one thing: stuffing weeks of laundry into a bag to bring home and spending a few weeks...

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Concert Sheds Light on Obscure Sisters

When thinking about composers, some classic names that come to mind are perhaps Bach and Beethoven. But we might not think about Bach in...