Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775
Where does the holiday of Purim come from? Why do Jews dress up on the festive holiday? Here's a quick guide to the holiday of Purim.
Top Stories
Netanyahu’s oratory tactics apparently didn’t win him any points among women or ‘Persian bazaar’ patrons.
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress highlighted partisan divisions, and the Iran rift between Obama and Netanyahu.
The new cafe located in Philadelphia's Old City focuses on local, seasonal ingredients.
Steven Rosenberg, Federation's chief marketing officer, has taken on an added leadership role at the Jewish Exponent.

The Calendar

Wed. Mar 4
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
4:30 PM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
Wed. Mar 4
Upgraded Listing
Society Hill Synagogue
5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Wed. Mar 4
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
5:30 PM-8:30 PM



Purim starts tonight!! Why do we celebrate it again?
2 hours 15 min ago
26 year old Sarah Levine is the owner of the newly opened Old City restaurant - Luna Cafe.
13 hours 49 min ago
Set DVR. Record this tonight.10pm. The Jewish Journey: America explores centuries of Jews starting new lives in USA.
15 hours 18 min ago
Short days, cold weather of winter cause people to eat more, workout less & compensate double to look good for summer
17 hours 18 min ago
Key word in Yair Lapid’s vocabulary might be but. Yesh Atid party is not right-wing, but it isn’t left-wing either.
19 hours 18 min ago
Did Benjamin Netanyahu's Philly days make him who he is today? The @washingtonpost thinks so.
20 hours 18 min ago
In his address to Congress Bibi argued that the proposed nuclear deal with Iran will lead to war in the Middle East.
21 hours 24 min ago
Sen. Al Franken became the sixth Jewish lawmaker to say he will not attend Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.
22 hours 18 min ago
Forbes released 29th annual list of every billionaire on earth. As in previous years, Jews feature prominently on it.
23 hours 20 min ago
Steven Rosenberg, chief marketing officer of @JFedinPhilly is now also interim general manager of @jewishexponent.
23 hours 28 min ago
American pop star Katy Perry visited the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp.
1 day 14 hours ago
Strong criticism of Israel was part of the mix at a musical performance by an Israeli-Palestinian band @TempleUniv.
1 day 17 hours ago
Controversy over Bibi's speech to Congress was early focus of the largest-ever gathering of AIPAC activists this week
1 day 19 hours ago
After early growing pains, David Blatt has the LeBron James-led Cavs poised for a deep playoff run in his NBA debut.
1 day 20 hours ago
State Lt. Gov. Mike Stack held his first meeting with Israeli officials. #Israel #Philly #Jewish
1 day 22 hours ago
Netanyahu Heads to U.S. to address the U.S. Congress and speak at the annual AIPAC conference. #Israel
1 day 22 hours ago
The Jewish Journey: America, which looks at 350 years of Jewish immigration to the USA, debuts on WHYY-TV12 this week
2 days 18 hours ago
Leonard Nimoy, born to Yiddish-speaking, Orthodox, Jewish immigrant parents died Friday morning at his home in LA.
4 days 18 hours ago
BREAKING: Leonard Nimoy who played "Spock" on "Star Trek" has died:
4 days 21 hours ago
Closing of 6 Gratz JCHS branches raises anew the question of how to Jewishly engage post-Bar and Bat Mitzvah teens.
5 days 1 hour ago
Exponent was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal today! They reported on the Exponent's new publisher!
5 days 15 hours ago
Eruvin, Gratz Scaling Back, Gun Control -
5 days 17 hours ago
#TBT 2 years ago we reported about Syria’s civil war escalating and its impact on Golan security for Israelis.
5 days 19 hours ago
Mitzvah-Hero! Marissa Rosenfeld established the Gift of Life bone marrow donor program at Temple University’s Hillel.
5 days 21 hours ago