Opinion

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Leave It to Oprah to Glorify Stories of the Downtrodden – Not!

I am a 55-year-old, white, middle-class American woman. I am one of the loyal fans who have made Oprah Winfrey the queen of American...

Letters Week of June 16, 2005

Sounding off on cemeteries, Gaza and the Israeli government Want a Secure Cemetery? Relocate Rachel to France Jonathan Tobin errs when he states that Rachel's Tomb...

Abbas vs. Hamas

After last week's rocket attacks against Sderot - inside of Israel - as well as in Gaza settlements scheduled to be evacuated this summer,...

Spin-Cycle Blues for GOP

Jews are an especially paranoid lot. Often, it doesn't take much to set us off. In the latest case, it was the mere mention...

Media Clippings

"Lactivists." I'm not generally keen on made-up words, but this one's got a beautiful quality all its own. As you may have heard, lactivists are...

Syria’s Own ‘Fredo Corelone’ Keeps Digging Himself a Deep Hole

Scholar Robert Satloff writes in The New Republic (www.tnr.com) on June 8 that Bashar Assad’s days may be numbered: “President Bashar al Assad of Syria...

Jerusalem Slogans Reflect New Fears of a Discriminatory Past

The 1967 Six-Day War broke out exactly 38 years ago. And on June 6, celebrated around the world as "Jerusalem Day," the Israel Defense...

Shavuot: The Law From on High, One Letter at a Time

"See that aleph in 'asher' "? Gabe, 18, asks. He points to a piece of parchment that is securely taped to a drafting table...

New and Improved

This week's issue of the Jewish Exponent marks the debut of a complete redesign, which hasn't been done since January 1999. So, what does...

The Wrong Message

The fallout from last month's visit of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is still being sorted out in Jerusalem and Washington. Abbas had good reason...