Opinion

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Letters Week of Sept. 6, 2012

Is the separation of church and state gone forever? And we Jews must recognize that there have been lots of Shoahs in the last...

A Cause for Optimism

College students have lots to grapple with as they return to school or set foot on campus for the first time. But amid all...

Jewish Tradition Has Much to Say About Workers and Bosses

When Congress declared Labor Day a public holiday in 1894, workers had more to lament than to celebrate: an economic depression, a growing concentration...

Can the World Really Tolerate Two Holocausts in 80 Years?

What does it mean to be faced with an existential threat?   It means you, your family, your city, your country — an entire...

Willing to Talk at Penn

As a student who was at the forefront of the campaign to confront the boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania...

BDS Absolutism Undermined Discourse

The atmosphere in the lead-up to the recent boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania was characterized by acrimony and anger...

Springtime in Egypt?

Egypt files criminal charges against Americans for promoting democracy. Syria intensifies its brutal offensive against its own citizens. And a unity agreement between rival...

Inspiring Change

These days, every business that seeks a viable future is being forced to rethink its ways. The same is true of our Jewish institutions...

Letters Week of Aug. 30, 2012

Letter writers argue that circumcision is a wonderful tradition and that Israelis need lots more help understadning those of us in the Diaspora.   It's a...

The Right to a Rite

 This week's report from the American Academy of Pediatrics concluding that health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks is a welcome intervention in what...