Nostalgia

February ’40 in the Exponent: Hearty Welcome Awaits Dr. Weizmann

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Mr. Smith, Meet Mr. Cohen Word that Zionist leader and future first President of Israel Chaim Weizmann was visiting Philadelphia was cause for celebration in...

June ’28 in the Exponent: Made Germany Safe for Jews

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Editor Took Activist Role It’s always easier to evaluate things in hindsight than in real time, but the conclusions drawn by a front-page article in...

Atlantic City the Summer Hotbed in the 1920s

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Jews may now congregate in Margate during the summer months, but Atlantic City was clearly king 90 years ago if the Exponent ads back...

Mrs. Tom Thumb Visits Philadelphia

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It didn’t take much to get your name into the Exponent in the waning days of President Benjamin Harrison’s administration, as the back page...

December 1893 in the Exponent: The King of Schnorrers

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All-Wool Underwear Hawked In its early days, the Jewish Exponent was more of a literary magazine than a newspaper. Case in point: The cover of the...

Before She Was Famous

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Thumbing through old issues, you’ll never know what you’ll find, such as the article about how several Jews had won the top prize on...

June ’57 in the Exponent: Read the Tidbits

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It’s not always easy to figure out what belongs on the front page, which was doubly true in the 1950s when a half-dozen or...

Start Spreading the News

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The Jewish Exponent always has been based in Philadelphia, but in its early days, it also had a Baltimore office and included New York...

June ’06 in the Exponent: Book Chapters Lead the Newspaper for Months

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Starting June 29, 1906, the lead story in the Jewish Exponent was the same for every issue through Oct. 12. The newspaper began publishing chapters...

Wonder Years Star Enjoys Bar Mitzvah

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A year earlier, The Wonder Years debuted to great acclaim, chronicling the coming-of-age of Kevin Arnold, played by Fred Savage. The Arnold family wasn’t Jewish,...