Local News

JFCS Talks Suicide Prevention with Teens and Parents Post 13 Reasons...

Where 13 Reasons Why goes, criticism follows — and some believe it goes too far. The Netflix series, based on the 2007 book of the...

National News

Facebook Removes Option to Target ‘Jew Haters’ with Advertisements

Facebook has disabled the ability for advertisers to target anti-Semitic interests on its platform following media inquiries that created controversy over the feature. Before the...

Genetic Screening Urged During Tay-Sachs Awareness Month

September is Tay-Sachs Awareness Month and JScreen, a non-profit public health initiative based at Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine, is urging people at...

Hurricane Overload: Houston Rebuilds, Floridians Unsure of When to Return

Howard and Tammy Levene have been through a bit of a whirlwind, to say the least. The couple, married last year, reside in Bay Harbor...

Arts

It’s Still Rock ’n’ Roll to Temple Sholom Cantor

For those about to rock, Cantor Jamie Marx salutes you. Marx, cantor at Temple Sholom in Broomall, grew up listening to bands like Stone Temple...

‘Spelling Bee’ Brings Out the Child in Us

How do you spel kat? What do you mean that’s rong? Obviously, you’re not familiar with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. That’s the Broadway musical...

NMAJH Project ‘Re:collects’ Jewish Memories, Stories, Histories

They occupy just about every shelf in a Jewish home: tattered old photographs, postcards, letters, kiddush cups and menorahs passed down from generations. Embedded in...

Israel News

Israeli Aid Teams Deploy to Florida’s Hardest Hit Areas in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Israeli rescue and humanitarian aid groups have deployed to the hardest hit areas in Florida, including the Florida Keys and Naples areas, in the...

Terrorists on Jet Skis? Israeli Navy Trains for Potential Hezbollah Naval Assault

Israel’s Navy held a massive drill this week that included a simulated surprise attack by Hezbollah naval commandos on the Jewish state. The drill...

Summit Teaches How to Make the Negev Bloom

It comes down to basic math and logic. Of the 8.7 million people living in Israel, according to the latest numbers, the vast majority —...

130th

A Star is Born

The issue’s Arts & Entertainment section led off with a profile of the Philadelphia area’s Jarrod Spector, who gained fame playing Frankie Valli on...

September 2007 in the Exponent: Sports? At This Time of Year?

New Name Gets Inaugurated at Day School The Sept. 13, 2007 edition of the Jewish Exponent fell on Rosh Hashanah 5768, so a cover photo...

December ’56 in the Exponent: 40 Hungarian Jews Arrive in Philadelphia; Community Aid Mobilized...

The impact of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 reached Philadelphia by year’s end, with the Dec. 28 Jewish Exponent reporting on the arrival of...