The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

Through the hard times that have impoverished and nearly killed her, Lenora Faison, 68, has been buoyed by a pithy bromide she picked up somewhere in her star-crossed life:

“You make a way out of no way.”