Opinion

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

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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...

Each Vote Matters

  The Jewish vote really does matter. In case you weren’t convinced before, all you had to do was witness the final presidential debate, when...
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Pro Romney: Time to Stop Digging and Start Building

  As Will Rogers said, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!” In the last four years, the Obama administration has dug our...
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President Obama Speaks to Our Best Traditions

  “To be good Americans, we must be better Jews.” When Justice Louis Brandeis spoke these words, he sought to inspire our nation’s Jewish community...
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President Has Values and a Vision

  Jewish voters know the scene well. Politicians show up at our synagogues, community events and Jewish homes for the aging — all talking up...
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Don’t Risk Israel’s Security

  “Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word,” wrote Haim Saban recently in The New York Times, claiming President Barack Obama...