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Revisiting Roots and Remembering Ancestors

For many Ashkenazi Jews, physically returning to your roots requires crossing the ocean. For some, it’s just across the bridge. About 30 people had the opportunity...

Three Generations of Tennis Players to Compete in Israel

A family with local ties apparently will make history next month in a place where history often comes alive. That would be at the 20th...

Gulf Interfaith Trip Connects Rabbi, Pastor and Imam

Usually suspicious emails from a pastor in Texas that read, “We’d like you to come on an interfaith trip to Abu Dhabi,” don’t turn...

Counting to 10 Leads to Emmy Win for Temple Graduate

Eli LaBan will probably start checking his spam folder more often. The recent Temple University grad — he studied media studies and production — received...

Jewish Museum Cuts Budget, Lays Off Staff

In light of its upcoming fiscal year, the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) has restructured its budget. With a $150 million building —...

‘Wonder Woman’ A Hit Among Jews, Too

While female superhero fans have spent years in the worlds of the many Chris-es of the Avengers (Hemsworth, Evans, et al.) as they adorn...

Past Exponent Editor’s Legacy Archived in Print and Words Unwritten

Saying Al Erlick was a storyteller is an understatement. “I think of him in stories,” said his daughter Janet Erlick, “because he was such a...

Marker Highlights Composer Lost in History

A crowd gathered at 419 Pine St., the birthplace of Marc Blitzstein, on a 90-some degree June 12. Curious passersby across the street looked over...

Can Barbecue be Kosher? You be the Judge

Presented on a table to a row of people is a Styrofoam box full of smoked brisket. To most, it looks simply like a to-go...

Congressional Candidate Dan Muroff Says He Relates to the Little Guy

Dan Muroff believes that he can relate to the average voter because he shares the same kinds of experiences and crises that are a...