About

A Brief History

The Jewish Exponent is the flagship publication of the Jewish Publication Group, which also produces The Guide to Jewish Philadelphia and numerous special interest supplements.

The award-winning newspaper has played a vital role in connecting our community since it first rolled off the presses on April 15, 1887.

The second-oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the United States, it has evolved from its roots as a voice for prominent businessmen to a multimedia platform for delivering Jewish news and information and stimulating community dialogue.

Publisher’s Statement

Published weekly since 1887 with an annual resource Guide published in September (ISSN 0021-6437)

©2017 Jewish Exponent (all rights reserved). Any funds realized from the operation of the Jewish Exponent exceeding expenses are required to be made available to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit corporation with offices at 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. 215-832-0700.

Take-down (Unpublish) Requests

We are increasingly receiving requests to have articles and/or photos that accompany articles removed from our website so that article subjects do not show up in search engine results. Sometimes these requests are due to professional concerns; other times, they are a result of life changes.

While we sympathize with the desire to have a smaller digital footprint, we do not generally grant takedown requests. The Jewish Exponent is a newspaper and part of the public, historical record. As such, we keep our editorial policies consistent with those of other major newspapers in the U.S., and with journalistic standards.

There are two situations in which a take-down request will be considered.

  1. If a subject contends that our coverage has been inaccurate, we will investigate and correct the error in the piece. This, however, usually results in an amended item rather than a full removal of the article in question.
  2. If a subject contends there is a threat of physical injury or death as a result of the availability of the material online, we will investigate. In one recent case, this resulted in the temporary removal of an article.