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.

Vigils remembering the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre were held all throughout the country Sunday, including some in our area.

Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, on North Broad Street, was packed to the brim for an interfaith vigil organized in part by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia