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Letters | Chanukah Greetings and the Executive Order

Archbishop Offers Chanukah Greetings As once again the Jewish community celebrates Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, please accept my prayerful best wishes and the neighborly...
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Opinion | My Neighbors, Myself, Our Jersey City Community

By Carrie Gottlieb My husband and I have been watching them for several years, a small but growing Chasidic community living in one of the...
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Opinion | Jersey City Exemplifies the Need to Take Chasidic Jews Seriously

By Meyer Labin / JTA The horrific shooting in Jersey City was unfortunately the third deadly anti-Semitic attack at a Jewish institution in recent years....
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Opinion | Expose Interfaith Kids to Jewish Tradition Year-Round

By Roberta Rosenthal Kwall / JTA During a season when signs of Christmas seem to be on every corner, many Jewish parents in interfaith families...
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Opinion | The Importance of Radical Hospitality

By Monét Davis Every weekday Broad Street Ministry’s welcoming atmosphere provides support for all types of Philadelphians. This is the living embodiment of “radical hospitality.”...
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Opinion | In the Face of Rising Anti-Semitism, Jews Must Stand Together

By Jeremy Bannett Next week, Jews across the world will celebrate one of the most improbable triumphs against anti-Semitism in our history. The miraculous victory...
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Letters | Chanukah Sweaters

Inclusion of Sweater Not in Good Taste It took an innocent-sounding Chanukah sweater article in the Dec. 12 edition of the Jewish Exponent (“Chanukah Sweaters...
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Editorial | Protecting Jewish Students on Campus

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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Opinion | What Do We Tell Our Children After Jersey City?

By Rabbi Dovid Fox Another Jewish community has sustained a bloody attack that left Jews everywhere reeling. On Tuesday, a small enclave of Hasidic Jews...
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Letters | Kristallnacht and Article 49

‘Never Again’ Is Current A reader bemoans the Jewish Exponent’s apparent disregard for Kristallnacht (“Kvetch ’N’ Kvell,” Dec. 5), claiming it’s an event we should...