Editorials

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Editorial | Politicizing the Holocaust

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When the plans for last week’s World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem were first announced, they were met with great excitement. Linked to International Holocaust...
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Editorial | An Explanation of the Exponent’s Opinion Section

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Update: The original article was corrected on January 24, 2020 to clarify a quotation.  This week we’re doing something a little different on our opinion...
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Editorial | Celebrating the End of the Daf Yomi Cycle

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Jews often observe that “our” New Year comes in the fall, not on Jan. 1. But Jan. 1, 2020, became a very special day...
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Editorial | Protecting Jewish Students on Campus

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The executive order that President Donald J. Trump signed at the White House Chanukah party last week is designed to protect students from an...
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Editorial | Netanyahu’s Next Move

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As we go to press, four days after Israel’s attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption, Netanyahu remains defiant, calling the charges...
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Editorial | The Journal Sh’ma Falls Silent

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For 50 years, Sh’ma was a journal that asked questions and promoted discussion about Judaism and the Jewish world, exploring ideas that challenged conventional,...
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Editorial | A New Focus for the Jewish Agency

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What has been marketed as a “rebranding” of the 90-year-old Jewish Agency for Israel is more than the cosmetic change that word suggests. At...
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Editorial | Elijah Cummings and Morton Mandel Enriched Our Lives

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The deaths last week of two prominent men — with very different backgrounds, career paths and areas of involvement and interest — were a...
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Editorial | Labor’s Risky New Rule

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Last week the Trump administration proposed an expansion of the exemption that allows federal contractors who claim to be acting under principles of religious...
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Editorial | DNA Is No Answer

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In a ruling last week, Israel’s Supreme Rabbinical Court made clear that DNA testing cannot be used to answer the religious and politically sensitive...