Jews and Journalism in an Age of Fracture

A program of the American Jewish Historical Society’s Biennial Scholars’ Conference

About the program:
How are journalists—specifically, Jewish journalists—navigating the new political era?  Featuring:

Ari Goldman (Columbia University), moderator
Yoni Appelbaum (Atlantic)
Dahlia Lithwick (Slate)
Jen Rubin (Washington Post)

For more information on the full conference schedule, including how to register, visit the conference website here.

A limited number of seats are available to the public with advance registration.
$15/$10 NMAJH Members, Penn and Owl cardholders
Tickets coming soon!

Ode to Arthur

Arthur Koestler.

By Marie Miguel

There are certainly more than enough horrific tales of how the persecuted lived under fascism in the middle of the 20th century, and indeed dozens of books with “Koestler” on their covers.

“Scum of the Earth” is a unique kind of autobiographical adventure, a guide to suffering atrocious treatment with as much good humor as possible. The book also describes  how a totalitarian regime can subvert the morals of both states and individuals.

For someone who wasn’t actually a criminal, Arthur Koestler certainly saw the inside of a large number of cells. Reprising this aspect of his personal history is possibly the best way to explain what the reader can expect from “Scum of the Earth.”

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The Philadelphia Jewish Voice Wins Online Presence Award!

The Philadelphia Jewish Voice‘s Board of Directors.
Front row: Ronit Treatman (Food editor), Adena Potok (Israel editor), Rabbi Goldie Milgram (Judaism editor), Bonnie Squires (Vice President), Hannah Lee.
Back row: John Oliver Mason (Board secretary), Dan Loeb (Publisher), Eric Smolen (Treasurer) and Prof. Perry Dane.
Not present: Alan Tuttle (Vice President), Dr. Lisa Grunberger (Art & Culture Editor), Dr. Ted Tapper and Bruce Ticker.

— by Ronit Treatman

The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association recognized the Philadelphia Jewish Voice‘s achievements in their 2011 Newspaper of the Year Competition. The Philadelphia Jewish Voice was awarded second place in Division VI. As a free online volunteer-based community newspaper, we are proud to have bested competitors which have full-time staff funded by their paid subscribers.

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Philadelphia Jewish Voice officers. John Oliver Mason (Board secretary), Bonnie Squires (Vice President), Dan Loeb (Publisher) and Eric Smolen (Treasurer). Not present: Alan Tuttle (Vice President).

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