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The Kornsgolds: A Family of Rabbis

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Rose and Morris Kornsgold didn’t push their children to become religious leaders. Yet two of their kids, Jay and Helene, are rabbis. And Jay’s son,...
A decal on a glass window reads "MASK REQUIRED". Below the words are pictures of various types of masks.

COVID Cases On the Rise, But New Normal Here To Stay

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Philadelphia reimplemented its indoor mask mandate on April 18, a preemptive action to mitigate the county’s rising COVID cases — up 81% from two...

Three Rabbis Help Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

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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,...

You Should Know … Josh Weiss

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At 27-years-old, Josh Weiss has done something many people aspire to but never quite manage.
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’

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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...

‘The Clock Doc’ Murray Moliken Dies at 84

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In a death notice published on the Jewish Exponent’s website on April 4, Dr. Murray Moliken’s family wrote that Moliken “believed it was his...

Community Seders Return: Here Are a Few Possibilities

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By Heather Ross The pandemic mostly put the kibosh on community seders in 2020 and 2021 and, while it appears we’re not quite done with...

Nonprofit Looks to Fight Antisemitism on Campus

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Lizzy McNeill graduated from Temple University in 2017 and, during her time there, she felt “a lot of hostility toward Israel-supporting students” from her...

Local Jews Worry About Gas Prices

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It’s April, which means Margate and Ventnor season is almost here for Jews in Greater Philadelphia. But shore season is also driving season, and with...

Last Word: Centenarian Holocaust Survivor Izydor Einziger

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Izydor Einziger feels like he’s 85. For perhaps anyone else, that number would feel a little underwhelming, concerning even. But to Einziger, a Holocaust survivor...