Opinion

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

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Opinion | Joining Together – and Reaching Out

By Mikhal Weiner These last weeks of continuous attacks on Jewish communities left me feeling somber, overwrought, scared. But not surprised. In many ways, this...
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Letters | Title VI and French Hostility

Use of Title VI Misguided As much as I agree with the aim here, I think it is misguided to use Title VI this way...
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Opinion | Understanding American Anti-Semitism — and Fighting Back

By Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks The last two festivals to be added to the Jewish calendar prior to modern times — Purim and Chanukah —...
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Opinion | Fighting Anti-Semitism One School Day at a Time

By Tina Isen Fox It’s scary to be a Jew right now. So I’m proud to say that every day when I drive my son...
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Opinion | In This Time of Crisis, the Jewish Community Must Do More —...

By Eric D. Fingerhut and Mark Wilf On Sunday, Jan. 5, a huge crowd responded to the call from UJA-Federation of New York to march against anti-Semitism. The sense of threat is so pervasive...
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Opinion | Everyone Must Take Steps to Better Their Security

By Toby Tabachnick On the morning of the seventh day of Chanukah, American Jews awoke to news of yet another violent anti-Semitic attack — the...
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Letters | Lauder Campaign, Identity and Theater

Lauder Campaign Deserved More Coverage I read in the Dec. 19 Jewish Exponent that Ronald Lauder, philanthropist and president of the World Jewish Congress, has...
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Editorial | Celebrating the End of the Daf Yomi Cycle

Jews often observe that “our” New Year comes in the fall, not on Jan. 1. But Jan. 1, 2020, became a very special day...
Joe Biden

Opinion | Joe Biden: My Plan to Fight Anti-Semitism

This is the first op-ed in a series of pieces about anti-Semitism and Jewish issues written by 2020 presidential candidates. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency...
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Opinion | What if My Chasidic Community Was Right in Teaching Me to Avoid...

By Eli Reiter / JTA While a shooter was firing rounds of ammunition into two Jews, a kosher market worker and a police officer in...