Opinion

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

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It’s a New Year; Let’s Embark on a Real Day School Initiative

  The Philadelphia Jewish community is blessed with enough resources to make Jewish day school education attainable for all who want it, regardless of geography,...

Letters: Week of Oct. 18, 2012

  Second Term for Obama Would Be Grave Mistake Regarding Rafael Medoff’s Op‐Ed piece in the Sept. 27 issue, “A Question With Resonance: ‘Do You Want...

Portrait of a Fighter

Sen. Arlen Specter was a fighter. If anyone doubted it through­out his long and feisty career, the evidence was clear to the very end:...

Judaism Has Not Only Tolerated Blasphemy; It Has Found a Place for It

  There is much discussion currently about imposing limits on blasphemy. It seems clear that the vast majority of those in the West oppose it...

Practicing Mussar Is Like Experiencing Days of Awe 24/7

  For many years, I’ve heard from my Jewish friends and colleagues that Judaism just isn’t the spiritual practice they seem to be longing for...

Letters Week of Oct. 10, 2012

One reader says the use of the color pink ha now become a gimmick while another states that a reporter didn't do his homework.   Using...

Middle East Challenges

    When Congress returns from its extended recess after next month’s elections, it will be faced with several important matters, most of which will likely...
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On 25th Anniversary of the Soviet Jewry March, Learning from the Past

The greatest success story in recent Jewish history has become one of the world's best-kept secrets in under a generation. On Dec. 6, 1987, when...

Letters Week of Aug. 16, 2012

    Another mohel weighs in on the circumcision debate and a reader warns about which politicians to trust. Another Mohel Weighs In on Circumcision Debate The pre-historic...

A Question With Resonance: ‘Do You Want to Start a Holy Jihad?’

“Do you want to start a Holy Jihad?” That blunt question, posed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to startled American Jewish leaders...