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To Respond to the Crackdown on Immigrants, Start by Listening to Immigrant Leaders

By Rabbi Michael Ramberg Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter...

Think Tank’s Hosting of PLO Rep a Grave Assault on Liberty

By Steve Feldman, Lee Bender and Kevin Ross The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), a Philadelphia-based think tank, hosted Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestine Liberation...

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...

In Memory of a True Friend, Teacher Yuval Miara

By Rabbi Ira Budow Almost 20 years ago, a young man from our sister city in Israel became a shaliach at Abrams Hebrew Academy. Yuval...

Stop Denying the Israeli Consensus on the Palestinians

By Jonathan S. Tobin Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister the next time the Israeli people go to the polls to...

A Historic Opportunity for America

By Sagi Melamed I was in Missouri for last fall’s presidential election, having timed a business trip to be there for what was clearly going...

Making Sense of the Hatred of Others

By Abi Nathan I’m the great granddaughter of immigrants, three times. Each set of great-grandparents left the Old Country fleeing oppressive regimes, fearing war, or...

JEVS Human Services: Celebrating 75 Years of Championing Independence

By Bob Levine One of my favorite proverbs notes that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a...

Small-town Vandalism Strikes at Heart of Community

By Daniel B. Markind Only six hours after I attended the Stand Against Hate rally in Philadelphia following the vandalism of the Mount Carmel Jewish...