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Rabbi Fredric Kazan Dies at 87

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Fredric Kazan, a longtime Conservative rabbi and educator who spent his life among Philadelphia’s Jewish congregations, died on Jan. 4. He was 87. Over the...

New South Philly Shop Pays Homage to Traditional Jewish ‘Appetizing Stores,’ Features Artisanal Smoked...

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Lauren Biederman started working in the restaurant industry when she was 15. After bussing tables and hosting, she moved to serving and bartending, later taking...

Here’s What Opened and Closed in Jewish Philly in 2020

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Last year, the Jewish Exponent covered how Jewish-owned businesses and Jewish organizations responded to the pandemic, economic crisis and general upheaval. While we wrote...

Sheldon Adelson, Megadonor to Israel and Republicans, is Dead at 87

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Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate whose philanthropy had an unparalleled influence on American and Israeli politics and Jewish causes, has died at 87. One...

Opinion | We Were Interrupted. We Were Not Stopped

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By U.S. Rep. Susan Wild On Jan. 6, 2021, in the midst of unfolding chaos — the sounds of gunfire and shattering glass echoing around...
split image of a noose in a gallows and a man wearing a sweatshirt saying Camp Auschwitz

Neo-Nazis, QAnon and Camp Auschwitz: A Guide to the Hate Symbols at the Capitol...

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By Laura E. Adkins, Emily Burack The sweatshirt, spotted amid the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, seemed designed to provoke fear. “Camp Auschwitz,”...

ADL Calls for Trump’s Removal from Presidency

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By Ron Kampeas The Anti-Defamation League became the first major mainstream Jewish organization to call for Donald Trump’s removal from the presidency for his role...

Finding My Roots on JewishGen

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The summer I turned 18, I sat on my paternal grandmother’s porch while she presented me with an unusual gift: a binder containing her...

Opinion: Holocaust Survivors’ Needs Continue into 2021

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By Marcy Gringlas The secular new year can be similar to the Jewish new year. For both, we reflect on the year that has passed,...

Trouble in Mind: ‘Shtisel,’ Season 3

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David Holzel | Contributing Writer Two Jews, three problems. That’s the mathematics behind “Shtisel,” the runaway hit Israeli dramedy about a family of haredi Orthodox...