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Sad but Justified

As we anxiously monitor the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, it’s essential we understand the asymmetry between the Hamas terrorists who indiscriminately target...

Letters Week of Nov. 15, 2012

Adelson wasted his money on the Republicans, a reader insists, while another calls the big donor a modern hero. A Note of Thanks for Money...
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How the Holocaust Has Helped Teach Police Lessons in Morality

The Law Enforcement and Society program, now in its 14th year at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has trained more...

Another Cliff Looms

Even as government officials in Washington work to walk back from the brink of the “fiscal cliff,” another cliff is looming in the Middle...
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New Online Home for Exponent

Welcome to the new online home for jewishexponent.com, the place to discover "What it Means to be Jewish in Philadelphia." Welcome to the new jewishexponent.com. Consider...
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Surviving Sandy, Celebrating a Life

My grandmother, Helen Mackler, was a vibrant and generous woman with surprisingly few health issues for her 85 years. So, when she suddenly passed...
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Lots to Be Proud of, but Major Challenges Still Exist

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of the remarks delivered by Sherrie Savett, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, at the...

Letters Week of Nov. 8, 2012

A letter writer insists that the children of interfaith marriages feel completely Jewish while another provides clues for why so many young Jews leave...

After the Storm

  After the Storm, Part 1 Superstorm Sandy swept out of the region as quickly as it descended last week, but the destruction and despair left...

Letters Week of Nov. 1, 2012

It's wrong to be a single-issue voter; politically conservative Jews actually do exist; but no one should use Israel to steal vote.   He Refuses to...