Saturday, October 10, 2015 Tishri 27, 5776

Melissa Jacobs

Contributing Editor of Inside Magazine
Judith Leiber’s career has taken her from the Budapest Ghetto to the White House
Judith Leiber reflects on a remarkable life that has encompassed surviving the Holocaust, creating the iconic handbag company that bears her name and witnessing the opening of a museum devoted to her craft.
When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey on Oct. 29, 2012, the Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties in Margate City had to orchestrate an 80-person staff with no previous experience in natural disasters. Here’s how they did it — and what still needs to be done.
We could all learn a thing or two from our rebellious ancestors
More and more people are learning to interpret — and draw inspiration from — those biblical figures who said 'no' to the status quo.
Defiance: A commemoration of the Jews who took part in the 1943 uprisings
The story of Jewish resistance is an undertold part of the Holocaust. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was just one of several instances when the Jews rose up.
Two rabbis who completed the Boston Marathon just before the bombings describe the aftermath and vow not to lose sight of the true spirit of the marathon.


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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