The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

Two candidates fighting tooth-and-nail in a closely contested race to represent Bucks and part of Montgomery County in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District finally met publicly face-to-face Sunday night in Newtown Township.

Republican incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick and Democratic challenger Scott Wallace shared a stage for the first time at Shir Ami synagogue, trading barbs and defending their records and agendas for about 90 minutes before more than 200 people watching the district’s first debate of the 2018 general election.