Opinion

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Opinion | Opening Doors in the Workplace

By Marcia Bronstein and Fred Strober We recently lost a friend, a champion who answered the call when confronted by injustice. As noted in his...
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Letters | Response to Immigration Debate

Fix Immigration Instead of Spreading Disinformation In regards to “Immigration: Progressive Dogma Not Welcome on Pulpit,” (Feb. 13), there are indeed some 7 billion people...
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Opinion | Kirk Douglas Embodied the New Jewish Man

By Itzhak Brook We recently lost Kirk Douglas, who was not only a great actor, but was also noteworthy for his enthusiastic embrace of Judaism. I...
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Opinion | Why Penn State’s THON is Just an Elaborate Trick

By Jake Schwartz Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON) is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Every year, more than 16,000 students raise tens of...
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Opinion | Pro & Con: Immigration

Immigration: Progressive Dogma Not Welcome on Pulpit By Albert Eisenberg The American and Jewish foundational stories are fundamentally linked. The Hebrews were commanded to resettle Eretz...
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Opinion | Kobe Bryant Supported the Jewish Community

By Jeremy Treatman Like everyone else in the United States and most places on the globe, Kobe Bryant’s death and the death of his daughter...
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Letters | Death Penalty and Gene London

Letter About Death Penalty Misstated Facts Ralph Bloch (“Death Penalty Doesn’t Solve Anything,” Feb. 6) states that in the Tree of Life massacre case that...
HIAS Pennsylvania Executive Director Cathryn Miller-Wilson, right, welcomes a refugee client at one of HIAS PA's 'Refugee Thanksgiving' events.

Opinion | Who Are Refugees?

By Cathryn Miller-Wilson On Jan. 15, 2020, a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte blocked enforcement of the president’s September...
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Opinion | Trump’s Peace Plan Breaks New Ground

By Martin Oliner In this week’s Torah portion, Moses displayed great courage by standing up to Pharaoh, the leader of the world’s greatest nation at...

Opinion | Trump’s Peace Plan Won’t Work, But Could Strengthen Arab-Israeli Relations

By Einat Wilf President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan will probably not achieve its goal of bringing peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but...