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.

 

It’s March 2018, and for our inaugural episode we’ll be discussing Jewish teens in the age of the Me Too movement, followed by an eccentric Purim story straight from the Eagles playbook with Jewish Exponent editor Joshua Runyan, and finally a commemoration of a revered Jewish composer and conductor who’s 100th birthday is being celebrated all over Philadelphia.

And in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, we’re sitting down with former US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro to talk about family life in the Tel Aviv embassy and his views on the future of the two state solution. Thanks for tuning in and welcome to Jewish Philly!