Opinion

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

Letters Week of Oct. 10, 2012

One reader says the use of the color pink ha now become a gimmick while another states that a reporter didn't do his homework.   Using...

Middle East Challenges

    When Congress returns from its extended recess after next month’s elections, it will be faced with several important matters, most of which will likely...
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On 25th Anniversary of the Soviet Jewry March, Learning from the Past

The greatest success story in recent Jewish history has become one of the world's best-kept secrets in under a generation. On Dec. 6, 1987, when...

Letters Week of Aug. 16, 2012

    Another mohel weighs in on the circumcision debate and a reader warns about which politicians to trust. Another Mohel Weighs In on Circumcision Debate The pre-historic...

A Question With Resonance: ‘Do You Want to Start a Holy Jihad?’

“Do you want to start a Holy Jihad?” That blunt question, posed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to startled American Jewish leaders...
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After Atoning, Will It Just Be Back to Business As Usual?

The last wail of the shofar has been sounded. Our prayers for a heal­thy and good year ahead have been delivered. And those...

Israeli Lawmakers Need to Understand Diaspora Life

As an immigrant to Israel, a woman and a member of the Knesset, I must juggle many sensitivities and responsibilities. I do this with...
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Opinion: What Better Therapy Could There Be These Days Than Shabbat?

Just before Havdalah one Saturday evening, the cantor of a synagogue I once belonged to recalled a casual conversation he had had with a...

A Post-Assad Era?

If it comes to pass as anticipated, the demise of Syrian President Bashar Assad will not be mourned. The despot who has managed to...

Jews Should Cast Their Votes With Religion in Mind

Most people dislike politics. “Voter apathy” has become part of the vernacular, and too many fail to exercise the extraordinary privilege afforded to us...