Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

More than 100 young adults partnered with Habitat for Humanity’s Philadelphia chapter to help eight senior citizens in need. Military veteran Harvey Routhenstein was one of the recipients of the volunteers’ hard work. On Sunday, Routhenstein’s home got a much deserved makeover thanks to the Jewish Federation and Habitat for Humanity – in time of the high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Routhenstein said the team was so good he didn’t even have to get up out of his chair while they worked.