Opinion

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

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Opinion | Protecting Ourselves Against Anti-Semitic Zoom Bombing

By Jonathan A. Greenblatt Just a few weeks ago, most Americans were unfamiliar with the concept of Zoom bombing. But as Zoom became the platform...
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Letters | Passover Behind Bars

Passover Behind Bars Like everyone else across the country, I am “locked down” in social distancing, trying to avoid being infected with COVID-19. The only...
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Opinion | Finding Meaning in These Challenging Times

By Paula Goldstein Today I got an email from someone I work with telling me about a unique and creative opportunity that he had provided...
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Opinion | Seeing Myself Reflected — in a Screen

By Shira Goodman Almost 40 years ago, I wondered why there were never any television specials about Chanukah. I though for sure there’d be an...
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Opinion | Lessons Learned as a Leader at Passover

By Gevura Davis With the world in a state of flux and somewhat chaotic, I wasn’t sure if people would be running away from religion...
A new way of greeting to avoid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Two people (a man and a woman) bump elbows instead of hug or handshake.

Opinion | Jewish. Together.

By Mark Wilf B’chol dor vador chayav adam lirot et atzmo k’ilu hu yatza mimitzrayim — in every generation, each Jew should regard themselves as...
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Opinion | What if Jewish Journalism Disappears?

By Jonathan D. Sarna / The Forward Just hours before the seder, British Jews heard the shocking news that the nation’s leading national-circulation Jewish newspapers, The...
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Opinion | Pandemic Especially Trying for Survivors

By Marcy Gringlas This month, for Yom HaShoah, we remember the millions of lives we lost in the Holocaust, and we recognize the remarkable individuals...
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Opinion | This Year, a New Pharaoh Has Been Revealed

By Rabbi Jason Bonder In these times of social distancing, I have been thinking a great deal about John Locke’s analogy of a man unknowingly...
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Opinion | Marking Passover During a Pandemic

By Susanna Lachs Adler This week, Jewish communities around the world have come together to celebrate and observe Passover. The cherished seders are steeped in...