Philadelphia

Two students fall four stories while attempting to take a selfie

"If you are drinking and you run right into [the rail], it's really easy to slip off because it only comes to like a little halfway between your knee and hip," said Temple student Arnav Johri.

NAACP PHILADELPHIA Chapter president Rodney Muhammad
National NAACP takes over Philadelphia chapter over antisemitic posts

The announcement of the takeover came a day after local Black and Jewish leaders held a virtual discussion to address Muhammad’s social media post and smooth tensions between the two communities.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/08/2020
NAACP PHILADELPHIA Chapter president Rodney Muhammad
Philadelphia Jewish Federation won’t cooperate with local NAACP

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia said it will not work with the local chapter of the NAACP over “an alarming amount of bigoted and anti-Jewish sentiments”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
07/08/2020
NAACP PHILADELPHIA Chapter president Rodney Muhammad
Those responsible for modern antisemitism must also be held accountable

One of the most outrageous incidents emerged last week in America’s City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

Jewish leaders call on NAACP leader to resign over antisemitism

"To call the Jewish people oppressors with everything that we had to overcome over all these years is wrong in every level."

LGBTQ flag
Trump administration argues adoption orgs. allowed to refuse LGBT couples

The Justice Department, under the administration of US President Donald Trump, has weighed in heavily in the past on LGBTQ issues.

07/06/2020
A member of medical staff swaps a Palestinian worker for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, upo
Coronavirus: Philadelphia Jewish day school art center makes face shields

Since starting production last week, the school in Merion Station has made about 200 shields for distribution to doctors and nurses in the community. Now it’s ramping up production to produce that ma

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
01/04/2020
National Museum of American Jewish History files for bankruptcy

Despite the bankruptcy protection filing, the museum will continue to operate as normal, and while there will be reorganization, there will not be any layoffs.

03/03/2020
THE LIBERTY Bell is seen in Philadelphia in 2015. The novel takes the reader from the revolt at Sobi
'The Holocaust Lover' - a novel unpacking antisemitism, love and betrayal

This historical novel by the late Jerusalem Post editor and writer Matt Nesvisky takes the reader on an emotional roller-coaster ride from the revolt at Sobibor to present-day Philadelphia.

By ILAN CHAIM
13/02/2020
General overall view of the downtown Philadelphia skyline
Man shouts antisemitic epithets in Philadelphia kosher market

The regional director of ADL of Philadelphia, said that while such threats must be taken “extremely seriously, (w)e believe the police are on top of this, that there is not an imminent threat."

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
11/02/2020
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