Local News

Rally Provides Impetus for Synagogue Course on Changing Anti-Semitism

The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was profoundly shocking and, for many, horrifying. Its resulting violence sparked marches and vigils in solidarity for...

National News

After Trump Decertifies Iran Deal, Congress Must Decide its Future

In fulfilling a key campaign pledge, President Donald Trump announced in a White House speech Friday he decertified the Iranian nuclear deal as part...

Watchdog Plans Protest over Center for Jewish History’s Hosting of Anti-Zionist Group

The grassroots watchdog group JCCWatch.org is planning a protest outside New York City’s Center for Jewish History over an upcoming event in which the...

Wisconsin the Latest State to Introduce Anti-BDS Legislation

Two Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin last week introduced legislation to prohibit businesses from engaging in boycotts of Israel as a condition of any...

Arts

Philadelphia Film Festival Offers Plenty of Options, Including Jewish-themed Stories

Margot Robbie’s turn as divisive figure skater Tonya Harding in the highly-anticipated I, Tonya is already earning her Oscar buzz. It’s also one of the...

Theatre Ariel Season Kicks Off with New Partnerships

Theatre Ariel is approaching its 30-year mark in Philadelphia, but there’s nothing old about this Jewish theater company. The 2017-18 season begins this month with...

‘You’re Free, Go Home’: ‘After Auschwitz’ an Eye-Opening View of Post-Liberation Life

https://vimeo.com/205939795 You’ve listened to the stories of human suffering. You’ve seen the footage of bodies bulldozed into mass graves. And you’ve heard the jubilation of...

Israel News

Sedot Negev Mayor Looks to Expand Longstanding Philadelphia Partnership

Tamir Idan sees his city’s partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as way beyond a financial arrangment. Like his counterparts here, he...

High Time for Israel’s Flagship Medical Cannabis Conference to go Global

While international interest in Israel’s groundbreaking medical cannabis sector grows, a leading Israeli player in that space will take its flagship annual event overseas...

Israel a Rising Star in Space and Satellite Technology

Adding to Israel’s existing reputation as the “start-up nation” and a major hub of innovation, the Jewish state is a rising star in space...

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Did Don Draper Work for the Exponent?

A Page 3 article wouldn’t pass muster today. Consider the headline: El Al’s Blonde Instructress Could Make Any Man Fly, with a kicker of Tania,...

January ’65 in the Exponent: ACLU Assails Protests Against Sale of WXUR

I Was Eyes to the Blind Why was the Jewish Exponent leading its Jan. 29, 1965 issue with a story about the American Civil...

Travolta ‘Twin’ Steps Lively

By 1981, the disco craze was in its death throes, but don’t tell that to Rick Marks. The 22-year-old from Northeast Philadelphia had just won...