Opinion

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

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Opinion | Marking Passover During a Pandemic

By Susanna Lachs Adler This week, Jewish communities around the world have come together to celebrate and observe Passover. The cherished seders are steeped in...
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Opinion | In it Together

By Anndee Hochman My roommate is trying to fix the dripping faucet. This is not a coronavirus problem: the tap in the kitchen has been...
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Opinion | Why Is This Night Different?

By Rabbi Charles Sherman This year, in particular, the question, as well as the answer, takes on greater relevance. In years past, we talked about...
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Opinion | This Passover, We are a Nation at War

By Dr. Leon S. Malmud On Dec. 7, 1941, our nation was attacked by the naval and air forces of the empire of Japan. Our...
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Opinion | Providing Unity in a Time of Distance

By Matt Shipon Nothing makes my fiancée’s mother happier than dropping off some dinner that she cooked for us. Frankly, nothing makes me happier than...
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Opinion | On Rainbows, Rituals and Coronavirus

By Anndee Hochman My friend was the first to spot the rainbow. Smaller than an index card, a wicket of wobbly lines — red, vermilion,...
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Letters | Immigration Struggle and Holocaust Not the Same

Immigration Struggle and Holocaust Not the Same I would like to comment on the letter written by David Broida (“Kvetch ’N’ Kvell,” March 19). Although...
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Opinion | COVID-19 Demands of Us a Workforce That Values Raising Children

By Rabbi Jonah Rank Since COVID-19’s arrival in the United States, working parents in the USA have felt a change at home. As their residences...
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Opinion | We Shall See

By Rabbi Rayzel Raphael It has not escaped my attention that the crisis of the coronavirus has ramped up between Purim and Passover. Purim, like Yom...
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Opinion | 1918 to 2020: A Great-Granddaughter’s Perspective

By Sharon Taylor I am descended from a singularly resilient woman. Recently, my fascination with genealogy led me to examine her life in the years leading...