Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Kislev 7, 5777

Melissa Jacobs

Contributing Editor of Inside Magazine
Avoid simcha stress by following this advice
The best advice for having the best reception is right here. Local party planning pros dish on the most popular trends in food, drinks and decor.
An appreciation of the lasting appeal of the krenzel
It's time to give the time-honored tradition of the krenzel — the crowning of a mother upon her last child's marriage — its due.
Six cultural innovators share what drives them to deliver new experiences
An intimate look at the creative processes of six of Philadelphia's beloved artists.
Who's Sorry Now?
Do we really seek forgiveness from those we have wronged? Why should we even attempt it? And when we do, why is it so difficult?
Show and Kvell: An Entertaining Summer at Jewish Museums
As the new exhibits listed here indicate, there is much more to regional Jewish museums than excellent air conditioning.


Melissa Jacobs landed her first Jewish Exponent byline in 2000 – and her family kvelled. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Jacobs helps edit Inside magazine and various special sections. She also frequently contributes articles to the Exponent and its publications. Her work explores Jewish rituals and holidays, lifecycle events, Holocaust education, parenting issues and teens.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels, both published by HarperCollins.

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