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The Jewish Exponent
The Jewish Exponent frontpage.jpg
The November 27, 2007 front page of
The Jewish Exponent
Type weekly newspaper
Owner Jewish Publishing Group
Founded April 15, 1887
Headquarters 2100 Arch St., 4th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Circulation 50,000 weekly[1]
ISSN 0021-6437
Official website

The Jewish Exponent is a weekly community newspaper serving the Jewish community of Philadelphia. Published continuously since 1887, its circulation was over 55,000 in 2006.

The paper was founded by 43 prominent Philadelphians—among them Henry Samuel Morais—who pledged that it would be "devoted to the interests of the Jewish people." It was an early supporter of Zionism.[1]

In the 1940s the paper experienced financial difficulties, and on May 5, 1944, it was purchased by the Allied Jewish Appeal, a pre-cursor of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which still publishes it. In 1999 it established a website containing an online version of the newspaper.

The current Executive Editor is Lisa Hostein, who took the position in January 2009, replacing Jonathan S. Tobin. Carin M. Smilk is the Managing Editor.


  1. ^ a b "About The Jewish Exponent", Newspaper website. Accessed September 27, 2009.

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