Opinion

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

We Must Do More to Protect Essential Workers

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By Dorit Sasson With the threat of a renewed coronavirus outbreak, essential workers are even more needed on the front lines. Every day, our essential...

We Need Better Tools to Combat Domestic Terrorism

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By Kenneth L. Marcus The Capitol riot should be a wake-up call for those who did not hear the alarm four years ago at Charlottesville....

Connecting the Dots Between Charlottesville and the Capitol Riot

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By Karen Dunn, Roberta Kaplan, Amy Spitalnick The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol followed a playbook we’ve seen before. We know because...

Georgia on Our Minds

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By Max Weisman In the Jan. 5 Georgia run-off election, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff emerged victorious. This brought the United States Senate to...

Letters to the Editor: Debating Coverage of Interfaith Relationships

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Interfaith Relationships No Call for Celebration As we settled in to the read the Dec. 10 issue, we were surprised and disappointed that there was...

Mourning and Joy — at the Same Time

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By Rabbi Erez Sherman There are passages of the Talmud that you learn in the sacred books and are purely theoretical, and then there are...

When the Prayer for the Government Takes on New Meaning

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By Rabbi Menachem Creditor I remember many years ago feeling ambivalent about the prayer for the government recited in synagogues every Shabbat morning. Were we...

Opinion | We Were Interrupted. We Were Not Stopped

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By U.S. Rep. Susan Wild On Jan. 6, 2021, in the midst of unfolding chaos — the sounds of gunfire and shattering glass echoing around...

Teaching Torah: Making Room for More Voices

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By Avigayil Halpern Many of my fellow rabbinical students and friends are enthusiastic about a new strategy for elevating women’s voices in Torah study into...

What Is the Story That Will Be Told?

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By Paula Goldstein The Pfizer vaccines are being distributed, and our country has approached the beginning of the end of a critically challenging time. COVID-19...