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 April 2018, and for this episode we’re talking about the Quaker City String Band and their internationally acclaimed “Fiddling with Tradition” performance, followed by a conversation with politician turned documentary film producer Sam Katz on his next project dedicated to Philadelphia’s Jewish history and finally we’ll travel back to 1894 to document the journey of the first female Jewish international sports sensation, Annie Kopchovsky.

And in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, we’re sitting down with the renowned Israeli chef and philanthropist Michael Solomonov to talk about his Grandmother’s famous borekas, his love of Israel in all of its contradictions and the tragedy that lead him to find his life’s path.