Opinion

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

Taking the Time

One of the best things about sitting in synagogue for long stretches over the High Holidays could arguably be just that — sitting for...

True Wake-Up Call

In 2001, the worst terrorist attack in American history hit a week before Rosh Hashanah, a striking juxtaposition that repeats itself this month with...
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How to Put the High Back Into the High Holidays

For many of us, let's face it -- the upcoming High Holidays will be anything but a high. Oh, we'll pack every pew in...
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Why U.S. Must Support a Federal Syrian Republic

Thirty years ago this month, 800 U.S. Marines waded onto Beirut's beaches tasked with facilitating the evacuation of thousands of PLO terrorists out of...

Letters Week of Sept. 6, 2012

Is the separation of church and state gone forever? And we Jews must recognize that there have been lots of Shoahs in the last...

A Cause for Optimism

College students have lots to grapple with as they return to school or set foot on campus for the first time. But amid all...

Jewish Tradition Has Much to Say About Workers and Bosses

When Congress declared Labor Day a public holiday in 1894, workers had more to lament than to celebrate: an economic depression, a growing concentration...

Can the World Really Tolerate Two Holocausts in 80 Years?

What does it mean to be faced with an existential threat?   It means you, your family, your city, your country — an entire...

Willing to Talk at Penn

As a student who was at the forefront of the campaign to confront the boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania...

BDS Absolutism Undermined Discourse

The atmosphere in the lead-up to the recent boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania was characterized by acrimony and anger...