Opinion

Editorials from the Jewish Exponent, columns, blogs and a forum for kvetching n’ kvelling.

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How the Soviet Jewry Movement Changed My Life

I’ve often been asked why I chose a career in public service and what the impetus was for such a life decision. I’ve often been...
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The United Nations Has Now Legitimized Terrorism

The U.N. General Assembly has voted to make “Palestine” a “non-member state” of the United Nations.  The U.N. General Assembly has voted to make “Palestine”...
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A Historic Moment

Twenty-five years ago this week, some 250,000 Jews descended on Washington to demand freedom for their brothers and sisters trapped in the Soviet Union.  Twenty-five...
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Welcomed Despite Being ‘The Stranger’

A local attorney reflects on the 'Abrahams' who welcomed her as she set out to learn how to be a Jewish mother and eventually converted. Parsha...
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How to Keep the Precious Balance

When it comes to welcoming interfaith families, our struggle is to find the right balance between tradition and change, between Jewish practice and secular...
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Has the ‘December Dilemma’ Become an Anachronism?

As we enter the holiday season, we need to be able to embrace all the people we love and respect all their traditions. In 1958,...
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Needed: A Warm Hello

For those not inclined to bury their heads in the sand, it’s time to recognize an established fact: The tide has turned when it...

Letters Week of Nov. 22, 2012

Cheers for Jewish-Latino relations, apprehension over interfaith and a lament over the new placement of the candle-lighting times.  Groups Have Worked to Form Jewish-Latino Link We...
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Worrying About War, Heading for the IDF

Local high school graduate Rebecca Richman reflects on the gravity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as she readies to join the Israel Defense Forces through...
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Local Diplomat: No Country Would Tolerate This Situation

On Nov. 14th, Israel embarked on Operation Pillar of Defense. The main purpose of the operation has been to restore security to the civilian...