Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

Lisa Hostein

Executive Editor
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As Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren would be expected to grapple with the latest diplomatic challenges facing the Jewish state -- the Goldstone report accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza, tensions between Jerusalem and Washington over West Bank settlements and policy on Iran, and even divisions among American Jews about what it really means to be...
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The holiday of Sukkot is rich with many rituals, but none is more symbolic than the sukkah itself, the makeshift hut we build to welcome our family, friends and other guests. Exposed to both the elements and the stars, it reminds us simultaneously of the fragile nature of our existence and the joy we find when we join together to...
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Jerry Sorkin has never shied away from the hot spots of the world. Which is why it was not surprising to find the former local rug dealer in Iran this week, with a front-row seat for the Islamic nation's elections and its tumultuous aftermath. For years, Sorkin sought his wares in the remotest corners of the world, traveling throughout the...
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'Exponent' tackles economy, as it institutes new changes
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It's a whole different story when the story hits home. Bank bailouts, stimulus packages, automobile-industry restructurings may be necessary evils, but they're very difficult to wrap your head around. For countless local Jews -- as our cover story this week illustrates -- the economic ills plaguing our country play much closer to home. The widowed mother who can't find work,...
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Who says you can't go home again? As the new executive editor of the Jewish Exponent, I am thrilled to be returning to my journalistic roots, the very newspaper where I began my career 25 years ago. The Exponent is where my passion for Jewish affairs and journalism converged; it's where I evolved from college intern to cub reporter to...
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Profile

Lisa Hostein has been the executive editor of the Jewish Exponent since January 2009. She also began her career at the Exponent in the mid-1980s. In between, she served nearly 15 years as the editor of JTA, the international Jewish news agency based in New York.

She has traveled extensively around the world, exploring and writing about Jewish communities in places such as Turkey, Tunisia, Russia, India, the former Yugoslavia and Argentina.

A graduate of Swarthmore College, Lisa has received numerous journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association and the American Jewish Press Association, which also named her as a recipient of the Award for Distinguished Service to Jewish Journalism.

Under her leadership, the Jewish Exponent has been named the best non-daily newspaper in the State of Pennsylvania and in the City of Philadelphia.

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