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February ’81 in the Exponent: Reagan, Israel and the Jews; Famed Newsman Worked Here

With a masthead and lead headline in bright blue, the Feb. 6, 1981 Jewish Exponent visually commanded the attention of its readers. But years later,...

September ’49 in the Exponent: Peiser Takes Key Post at Penn

Stassen Hails Peiser The announcement that Kurt Peiser was becoming the University of Pennsylvania’s director of development — and resigning as executive vice president of...

200 Refugee Youngsters Enroll in City Schools

A recurring topic in the Exponent throughout the years is the plight of refugees, and this issue was no exception. An article detailed the first...

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...