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 talking about the controversy behind Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show Who is America, the status of Jewish Media in America via the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent and the story of Hayim Nahman Bialik, Israel’s national poet and a pioneer of the modern Hebrew language.

And in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, we’re sitting down for a VIP conversation with Philadelphia’s fiscal watchdog, Controller Rebecca Rhynhart.