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Knit Wit Closes Store, Eyes Pop-Up Future

Ann Gitter, owner of the upscale women’s clothing boutique Knit Wit, closed her location on Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr at the end of...

Eye Doctor Studies Type of Genetic Blindness More Common in Ashkenazi Jews

Ashkenazi Jews are particularly susceptible to a specific genetic mutation of retinitis pigmentosa, which Alex Levin, chief of pediatric ophthalmology and ocular genetics at...
Beyond Sausage

Jewish Community Debates Beyond Sausage

By Jesse Bernstein and David Rullo When it was first introduced in 2016, the Impossible Burger was embraced by vegetarians and the Jewish community alike. Suddenly...

As Number of Holocaust Survivors Dwindles, Educators Assess the Impact of Living Testimony

By Cnaan Liphshiz Cancer may have weakened Edward Mosberg’s body, but it has done nothing to dissuade the 94-year-old Holocaust survivor from New Jersey from...
Mikvah Rendoring

Newtown Mikvah to Break Ground Next Month

Update: The original article was corrected on January 26, 2020 to include information about Shir Ami.  Hedy Hoffman felt she didn’t get the opportunity to...

Jewish Mission Visits Civil Rights Sites

A week before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, an activist-minded group from Philadelphia’s Jewish community headed to the American South to visit several...

Survey Finds Most Adults in U.S. Don’t Know Holocaust Specifics

By Ben Sales Half of American adults are unaware of basic facts regarding Nazism and the Holocaust, including the number of Jews who were killed...

Three PA Camps Win Mental Health Grants

A previous version of this article included a quote that has been removed.  Pinemere Camp, Camp Havaya and URJ Camp Harlam, all in Pennsylvania, were...

Community Briefs: Survivor, Liberator Honored

Survivor, Liberator Honored Survivor Ernie Gross and liberator Don Greenbaum were honored Jan. 20 by American Legion Post 405 at the Union League. Both men were...
Rabbi Israel Axelrod

Retired Caskey Educator Rabbi Israel Axelrod Dies at 89

Malka Wieder described her father, Holocaust survivor Rabbi Israel Axelrod, as a man who believed all Jewish people were beyond precious, whether they were...