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For WWII Vet with Immigrant Parents, ‘Every Day is Veterans Day’

At 91, Simon Zayon is still considered the “new guy.” “I’ve always been the new kid on the block,” he explained. “I’m the new kid...

Memorandum of Understanding Opens Gates Between Pennsylvania and Israel

The State of Israel and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), itself a decade in the making, that officials...

Shaare Shamayim Rabbi Fired Over Ethical Violation

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim Rabbi Daniel Wolpe was terminated last week for an ethical violation, Executive Director Jacques Lurie said Nov. 6. Lurie said the...

Philadelphia Native Offers Destination Weddings in a Unique Locale

Most people associate weddings with love and commitment, and rightly so. After all, it’s a ceremony to unite two people together, building a life...

The Big Zero: Planning a Milestone Celebration

Valori Zaslow likes planning parties with a big zero. “The bigger the zero, the more fun people want to have with the event,” said Zaslow,...

Something Borrowed — Literally

Imagine a real-life Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants scenario — except you don’t know who will wear your pants next, or where. Enter the world...

Reported Anti-Semitic Incidents Up 71 Percent in Pennsylvania

Anti-Semitic incidents reported in Pennsylvania are up 71 percent in the first nine months of 2017 compared to a year earlier, the Anti-Defamation League...

Penn Kicker Has Head — and Foot — on Straight

Jack Soslow had no illusions of being a football hero before he arrived at the University of Pennsylvania. Yes, the Bryn Mawr resident was always...

Conference on Crypto-Jews Docks in Philly This Weekend

The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies is holding its 27th annual conference for the first time in the northeastern part of the country, and for...

Rutgers Professor Castigated for Social Media Posts

A Rutgers University professor is in hot water after anti-Semitic and homophobic social media posts that appeared on his pages have come to the...