The story of Jewish Philadelphia is one of immigrant hardship and breakthrough success. Julia M. Klein tells it through 9 objects and images.
Pennsylvania has a history of pioneering Jews: the first movie theater in the world in Pittsburgh, and the Marx Brothers’ first show in Philadelphia are just two of them.
Here’s a tough question: Where might it break the law to wear a Star of David around your neck?
Two Penn State students who pleaded guilty to spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on a mostly Jewish fraternity house were sentenced to community service and probation.
There once was a time when the Jewish community in this Pennsylvania city just west of the Pocono Mountains was thriving.
Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s newly crowned Democratic gubernatorial nominee, has given so much to his local Jewish community center that many assumed he was Jewish. Only he isn’t.
A powerful leader who threatens to unseat Turkey’s premier is a onetime ally based in the Poconos. The cleric’s support for better ties with Israel may have sparked the split.
Swarthmore College’s Hillel might have expected to lose members over its controversial decision to embrace some critics of Israel. Instead, it’s sparked a boom.
The Jewish teacher who sued to lift Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban told the Forward that she is pleased that the state’s Attorney General has refused to defend the law.