Opinion

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

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Opinion | Jews Must Not Be Shields for Trump’s Racism

By Aaron Keyak President Trump did what seemed nearly impossible this week, sinking to a new low in demanding that four Democratic congresswomen “go back”...
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Editorial | DNA Is No Answer

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...
Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel

Opinion | Israel360 Trip Offers Deep Dive Into Jewish State

By Lauren Gorodesky For anyone who has been on a Jewish Federation mission to Israel, we all are familiar with the typical questions we receive...
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Opinion | Why My Company Is Rethinking How it Reaches Young Jews

By Dina Rabhan Young Jews, like young people everywhere, are spending increasing amounts of time online. It may seem unfathomable to anyone from an older...
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Letters | The Two-State Solution and Holocaust Analogies

Rethinking the Two-State Solution As multiple chances at peace over multiple American administrations have gone unsuccessfully, my thoughts are beginning to change in regards to...
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Opinion | The Aging Crisis That’s Not Being Addressed

By Bob Roth I’m old-school: I still get the newspaper delivered — primarily, because it’s our therapy dog Lacey’s morning routine to get the paper...
Ambassador Yossi Shelley with Brazilian President Bolsonaro in the doctored lobster photo

Opinion | ‘Lobstergate’ and Non-Kosher Coercion

By Ruthie Blum In the midst of countrywide fury in Israel over two deadly serious issues — the killing of an Ethiopian Israeli teenager by...
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Opinion | Survivors’ Unmet Needs Far Outweigh Resources Available

By Marcy Gringlas Seed the Dream Foundation would like to thank and congratulate Naomi Adler, president & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia,...
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Letters | Food Insecurity, Gun Laws and More

Fighting Food Insecurity We are delighted that Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El is partnering with Box Lunch and a Book at Zion Baptist Church, Saints Memorial...
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Opinion | ‘Two-State Solution’ Isn’t Best for Either Side

By Lee Bender and Jerome R. Verlin “The two-state solution,” as America and Israel define it, calls for “two states for two peoples” — for...