Nostalgia

Friday Forum Debuts

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The March 31 issue also included the paper’s new Friday Forum, which featured lengthy essays on a variety of topics, including pieces on “real...

March ’72 in the Exponent: PO Burns Matzah After Soviet ‘Nyet’

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Philadelphians Celebrate Rebbe’s 70th Birthday The Cold War was raging in 1972, and the plight of Soviet Jews was a hot topic in Jewish communities...

Advertisements Never Fail to Entertain

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As is often the case in the older issues, the advertisements were more interesting than the actual copy. Page 3 features a cornucopia of ads...

October ’13 in the Exponent: Rosie’s Yom Kippur; Israel and His Book

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If you were looking for Jewish news in 1913, the front cover of the Jewish Exponent was not the place to find it. As it...

Reminiscing ‘Seinfeld’ Ahead of Philly Act

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Not long ago in the Jewish Exponent offices, the staff had an argument about the word “jawn,” specifically, what it means. A piece of signature...

Plant Hollywood

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The vegan lifestyle may be well established today, but a mere decade ago it seemed like a novelty, albeit a growing one. “Is it any...

August 2008 in the Exponent: ‘Jews in the Pool’ Set Tone; Competition a Lifeline...

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The names, places and dates change, but the same kind of news stories tend to pop up over and over again. Case in point: A...

A Bar Mitzvah Behind Bars

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A Page 3 article by Steve Feldman — now the Zionist Organization of America Greater Philadelphia chapter executive director — brings readers the tale...

December ’92 in the Exponent: When Is It Valid Criticism?

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Israel-Bashing? Anti-Semitism? For good reason, Jews have always been sensitive to the world’s perception of Israel. That’s why the lead item in the Dec. 4, 1992...

Thanksgiving in February

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For whatever reason — and nobody’s around from the 1940 Exponent staff to ask — the Feb. 23 issue featured numerous pages of ads...