Opinion

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

Learning From My Children: A Jewish Mother’s Day Confession

When I was 8, I had names picked out for all of my future offspring (a dozen baby girls). At 13, I had my...
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Helping Moms (and Dads) Confront Bullying of Their Kids

The Huffington Post recently reported that Jewish girls are affected by relational aggression at least equal to, if not at a greater rate, than...

A Place Among Us

The Equality Forum should be commended for featuring Israel, a nation that is seen as one of the world's most progressive when it comes...

A Letter of Concern for American Democracy

Earlier last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed some concerns about Israeli democracy in a closed-door session at the Saban Forum....
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Until the Refugee Issue Is Settled, There Will Never Be Peace

We purchased an apartment in Jerusalem in 1979 and have spent three months in Israel each summer for the past 14 years. This has...
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A Destructive Force

News that an insidious movement to delegitimize Israel will be convening a conference at the University of Pennsylvania next month is stirring much angst...

Despite Many Changes, Social Workers Still Committed Group

When I was headed to graduate school in social work in 1979, my No. 1 reason for choosing this field was to be able...
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So What Exactly Is Out of Bounds in the Jewish Community?

As a rabbi, I would say that a good part of my job, at this point in Jewish history, is just to get people...

A Historic Victory

Forty-five years after the start of the June 1967 Six-Day War, when the survival of the nascent Jewish state hung in the balance, Israel...

Pay to Play: The High Cost of Getting a Jewish Education

  When we look to the Torah for guidance in handling challenges in our modern world, our eyes do not usually fall on the agricultural...