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Several Jewish Candidates Running in PA Primary

The Pennsylvania primary election is set for May 17, and among the many candidates on the ballot, several are Jewish. Here’s a rundown of Philadelphia-area...
A technicolor poster has "420" written in a cloud of smoke coming from the inside of a temple.

613 or 420? Jewish Thinkers Split Among Ethics of Cannabis Use

On April 21, the sixth night of Passover, more than just Jews were celebrating a holiday revolving around a burning bush. The day marked the...

Philadelphia SPHAs, Eddie Gottlieb Left Basketball Legacy

There is only one Jewish player in the National Basketball Association today, Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija. But if it wasn’t for his Jewish...
Bronislava Kerzhnerman is an older white woman wearing a sea floam green top. She is holding a photo album of her and her parents when they were younger.

On Yom HaShoah, Ukrainian Jews Grapple with Identities at War

Though Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an Israeli memorial day of the 6 million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust, the day has...

ALD: Antisemitic Incidents Surged in 2021

The number of antisemitic incidents recorded by the ADL in the U.S. in 2021 reached an all-time high.
Two fencers in full uniforms are lunging, their foils extended.

Philadelphia Fencer Wins International Fencing Championship

Maia Mei Weintraub hardly has any fencing foibles with her foil. The 19-year-old from Philadelphia won gold on April 7 in Junior Team Women’s Foil...

Three Rabbis Help Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

Three Philadelphia-area rabbis, Gregory Marx, David Levin and Jon Cutler, traveled to Poland from April 10-14 to help refugees from the war in Ukraine. Marx,...

Despite Danger, Ukrainian Jews Prepare to Celebrate Passover in Public Seders

Svetlana Niselevitch, an 84-year-old Ukrainian-Jewish Holocaust survivor, has been preparing to join a Passover seder for the first time in her life.
Rabbi Eli Gurevitz is a white man with a long, dark beard wearing a black suit and hat. He is surrounded by a few children and onlookers as he tends to a small fire in his driveway.

Spring Cleaning for Chametz a ‘Labor of Love’

Right about now, the backyards of some Jewish households are becoming five-star restaurants for Philadelphia’s squirrels, birds and deer. Leavened cookies, cakes and bread buried...

Israeli Forces Shoot Dead Palestinian Gunman Who Killed Three in Tel Aviv

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man they said killed three people in a shooting spree in downtown Tel Aviv.