Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

Melissa Jacobs

Contributing Editor of Inside Magazine
A Philadelphia-area rabbi details the trauma and drama in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack. It wasn't the first close encounter with terror for this Jewish spiritual leader.
What Parents (and Kids) Need to Know Before Hiring a Tutor
If you want to help build up your child's SAT scores, tutoring is the solution many are turning to.
Jersey Rabbi Leads National Running Charity
While other Jews are wrapping their tefillin, Rabbi Benjamin David is lacing his sneakers. Six days a week, the co-founder of the now national Running Rabbis group runs the roads of South Jersey for at least 45 minutes, often longer.
Lois G. Levine Annual Cultural Arts Weekend Jan. 11-13. Adath Emanu-El, 205 Elbo Lane, Mt Laurel, . Israeli dancing and songs, ice sculpture, fabric art and Judaica highlight the events held in honor of Adath Emanu-El’s first rebbitzen. Fri. Shabbat service, Sat. events begin at 6:30 p.m., Sun. events at 1 p.m. Alzheimer’s Detection & Prevention Jan. 15 at...
Jersey Expert Peers Over The Fiscal Cliff
A South Jersey lawyer specializing in asset protection and long-term care planning encourages people to figure out what the goverment's solution to the fiscal cliff will mean for them.


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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