Opinion

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

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Opinion | Intergenerational Trauma Among Second-Generation Jews

By Gail Post Like many Jews of my generation, I was raised to assume that danger lurked on every street corner. Although my immigrant grandparents...
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Opinion | Why Millennials Are Opting Out of Synagogue

By Max Weisman There are some aspects of Judaism that will remain constant: the B’nai Mitzvah Torah chanting will always coincide with the most awkward...
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Opinion | My Final Rose

By Shari Rosen For those who watch, Hannah B.’s Season 15 of The Bachelorette recently ended. The most viral scene from this season portrayed Luke...
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Opinion | Reinstating Capital Punishment Is a Bad Idea

By Andy Gotlieb Given that I’m a Republican, you’d think I’d be supportive of the federal government’s decision to reinstate capital punishment. You’d be wrong. Back in...
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Letters | Netroots Nation and the Palestine Mandate

Netroots Nation Misrepresentation The headline of the July 18 Jewish Exponent does not represent the content of the article on the Netroots Conference or give...
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Opinion | Left Must Acknowledge Violence Against LGBTQ Palestinians

By Mark Segal No matter what side of the Israeli-Palestinian divide you’re on, and there are many, there are positions that some in the LGBTQ...
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Opinion | Don’t Counter Racism With Racism

By Susan Shapiro As a liberal writer and teacher, I applauded the House vote to condemn President Donald Trump’s comments that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna...
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Opinion | Paying Tribute to Theodor Herzl’s Yahrzeit

By Jacob Karlovsky All across the world, young Jews are regularly told to be leaders — whether by their parents, their teachers or their community...
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Opinion | Are Left-Wing Politics Really Good for the Jews?

By Saul Axelrod It is in the social DNA of most Jewish Americans to support liberal causes. Unlike other American groups, Jewish Americans have remained...
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Letters | Jordan and Liberals

Jordan Not Part of Mandate The op-ed by Lee Bender and Jerome R. Verlin (“‘Two-State Solution’ Isn’t Best for Either Side,” July 11) is premised...