Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
Marc Erlbaum
A local filmmaker presents the letter he wrote to a friend who accused Israel of cold-blooded murder and Nazi-like barbarism.
Top Stories
Fort Washington author Stephanie Feldman tackles spirituality, reconciliation and identity crises, among other weighty topics, in her complex debut novel.
Miriam Steinberg-Egeth, JE Feature
Two local authors' Jewish-themed children's books will arrive in the mailboxes of thousands of Jewish kids this summer, courtesy of PJ Library.
A former IDF paratrooper who fought during previous Gaza conflicts examines the disparity in observing Operation Protective Edge as a civilian.
Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
Connecting with a holiday mourning lost Temples can be a challenge, but Tisha b'Av has special resonance this year.

The Calendar

Sat. Aug 2
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
9:00 AM
Sat. Aug 2
Germantown Jewish Centre
10:00 AM



As Shabbat begins we ask, where are the media pics of the Hamas fighters? Have you seen any at all? The NYT responds.
4 hours 11 min ago
Now that Hamas has captured a live Israeli soldier, what should we expect to happen next?
5 hours 41 min ago
Israeli tourists in the Maldives had to be evacuated after receiving threats.
7 hours 26 min ago
Exponent Editorial written just prior to the almost instant failure of this morning's planned 72 hour ceasefire?
8 hours 41 min ago
Burbs versus the city. Our own blogging Jewish mom weighs in.
10 hours 11 min ago
I thought everyone on the planet got the memo that you never, ever ask a woman if she's expecting!!!
11 hours 41 min ago
Connecting with a holiday mourning lost Temples can be a challenge, but Tisha b'Av has special resonance this year.
13 hours 17 min ago
BREAKING NEWS - An Israeli soldier is feared captured near Rafah, and the cease-fire collapsed in its first hours.
15 hours 28 min ago
Do you get the Exponent delivered? Well if you don't, you can flip through the entire paper digitally here:
1 day 4 hours ago
Death of Johann Breyer brought back unwelcome memories for a NEPhilly survivor who lived less than 3 miles from him.
1 day 5 hours ago
A letter accusing Israel of genocide endorsed by 100 Spanish celebrities including Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
1 day 6 hours ago
Books to Mark, Gaza Update, Tisha B’Av -
1 day 7 hours ago
Exponent is profiling standout campers nominated by camp directors. This week's standout camper is Jon Williams.
1 day 9 hours ago
Fight against proposed revisions to federal law that would force 1,000s of immigrant children back to their countries
1 day 11 hours ago
In Europe, the Gaza conflict has prompted violence. In America, it has been a battle of commentary & demonstrations.
1 day 13 hours ago
Ami reflects on the differences between actively fighting in Gaza during 2008-2009 & 2012 and being in Philly now.
1 day 13 hours ago
Simon Cowell is getting criticism for a $150,000 donation to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.
2 days 3 hours ago
Shimon Peres calls on the Israeli government to seek a diplomatic solution & return Gaza to the Palestinian Authority
2 days 5 hours ago
Have you seen this Facebook page that asks women to share provocative selfies in support of the IDF?
2 days 6 hours ago
The Israeli military authorized a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.
2 days 8 hours ago
Koresh Come Together Dance Festival -
2 days 8 hours ago
Download the Exponent App & you could win 2 tickets to A Midsummer's Eve @NMAJH. Email when you've downloaded
2 days 9 hours ago
Behind the feud between John Kerry and Israel is a larger tension concerning the role of Turkey and Qatar.
2 days 11 hours ago
At least 15 Palestinians were killed in shelling on a UN school serving as a shelter for dispalced Gazans.
2 days 12 hours ago
Rapidly changing events in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza are accompanied by volatility in the U.S.-Israel relationship
2 days 14 hours ago

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