Opinion

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

A Post-Assad Era?

If it comes to pass as anticipated, the demise of Syrian President Bashar Assad will not be mourned. The despot who has managed to...

Jews Should Cast Their Votes With Religion in Mind

Most people dislike politics. “Voter apathy” has become part of the vernacular, and too many fail to exercise the extraordinary privilege afforded to us...
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Ahmadinejad’s Enhanced Legitimacy Must Be Challenged

With world leaders converging on New York this month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will again be present for the opening of the United Nations...

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...