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 2019, and we’re kicking off the new year by celebrating new life and examining the challenges facing Jewish millennials and young parenthood, followed by a conversation about the recent Womens March with Jewish Exponent reporter Selah Maya Zighelboim and finally we’ll share the story of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel who marched in Selma arm in arm with Martin Luther King, Jr. in pursuit of righteousness and equality.

We also had the honor to sit down with Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro to talk about the issue that has propelled him on to the national stage, the Pennsylvania Catholic clergy abuse scandal. We also talk about how his Jewish values guide him as Pennsylvania’s head lawyer, his future political plans and his advice for Jewish communities combatting anti-Semitism.