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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...

50 Weeks of Doing Good Deeds Leads to Newfound Commitment

Celebrating a big birthday doesn’t always mean lavish parties or going out for a fancy dinner. For Radnor’s Julie Savitch, turning 50 presented a unique...

JCCs Re-evaluate Security Plans Post Threats

Jewish community centers across the country are reassessing their security protocols after the recent waves of called-in bomb threats, but for JCCs, synagogues and...

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...
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Battle Over Gershman Y Designation Gets 30-Day Delay

It might not have seemed like the beginning of a war — taking place, as it did, in a drab meeting room in the...

Jewish Values Inform Candidates’ Quest for Office

With dozens of names on the ballot, instructions that read like math problems and a ballot question whose wording challenges even superior reading comprehension...

When Pets Die, Jewish Owners Have Options

By Adam Reinherz  Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home,...

Temple’s Dean of Dentistry Honored by Jewish Dental Fraternity

Albert Einstein … Jonas Salk … Hadassah Medical Organization … The 2017 recipient of the Alpha Omega (AO) International Jewish International Dental Fraternity Achievement Medal...

News Briefs, the Week of April 13, 2017

Professor Retires After 42 Years at Gratz College Saul Wachs, the Rosaline B. Feinstein Professor of Education and Liturgy at Gratz College, is retiring after...

Jewish Law Day Analyzed BDS Within Legal Scope

Eugene Kontorovich prefers to not call the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel a movement at all. “It’s called the BDS movement for...