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.

 

This month, we’re having a conversation with the newly named editor of the Jewish Exponent Liz Spikol, and we’re also sharing the story of Hedy Lamarr, the 1940’s movie star whose innovative inventions became the future foundation for wifi.

In tribute to the recent Women’s History Month, we had the privilege to sit down with Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Transportation, Leslie S. Richards, to talk about her work to empower women at PennDot, her plans to make Philly’s most dangerous roads more safe, and what it’s like to be the highest ranking Jewish woman in Pennsylvania’s government.