Nostalgia

Friday Forum Debuts

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’

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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?

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

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