Opinion

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

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers: Reflections on the Shooting Two Years Later

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By Rabbi Jeffrey Myers As long as we live we will never forget the lives of those we lost on Oct. 27, 2018. We will...
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My Mother Was Not a Number. Let’s Honor Her.

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By Jonathan Kagan On Sept. 18, my mother, Bebe Kagan, just two days shy of her 95th birthday, died of COVID-19 disease in an Iowa...

I Thought Anti-Semitism Was a Problem of the Past. Then I Became Jewish.

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By Kylie Lobell | JTA It wasn’t until I started converting to Judaism that I realized that anti-Semitism is very much alive and well...

New York Needs to Make its COVID Crackdown Standards Clearer

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By Michael Helfand | JTA For so many American Jews, the recent clashes between Governor Cuomo and the New York ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over new...

Letters to the Editor: More on RBG

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RBG Chose Burial Much has already been said about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and much more will be said in the days — indeed, years...

Unity Is the Answer for My Haredi Israeli Town

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By Carol Ungar Lately, the media has been flooded with stories of Orthodox Jews who are derelict in following pandemic protocols. This sort of behavior...

We Need to Build Compassion and Understanding

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By Amanda Berman In Brooklyn on the sixth night of Sukkot, an anti-mask populist convinced members of the Orthodox Jewish community in Borough Park to...

Effecting Change Through Interfaith Interconnectedness

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By Marcia Bronstein Relationships require forging ties with others and bridging differences. Relationship building is the most challenging part of advocacy, the work I cherish...

The American Jewish Story Needs to Include More Non-Ashkenazi Jews Like Me

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By Layla Rudy When I was in first grade, during my first few weeks of yeshiva in New Jersey, my teacher asked the class what...

Letters to the Editor: The Orthodox Vote

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Runyan Wrong on Trump It is disappointing that Rabbi Joshua Runyan (“Why Trump’s Not Getting This Orthodox Vote: He’s Neither Good for the Jews, Nor...