Opinion

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

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Until the Refugee Issue Is Settled, There Will Never Be Peace

We purchased an apartment in Jerusalem in 1979 and have spent three months in Israel each summer for the past 14 years. This has...
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A Destructive Force

News that an insidious movement to delegitimize Israel will be convening a conference at the University of Pennsylvania next month is stirring much angst...

Despite Many Changes, Social Workers Still Committed Group

When I was headed to graduate school in social work in 1979, my No. 1 reason for choosing this field was to be able...
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So What Exactly Is Out of Bounds in the Jewish Community?

As a rabbi, I would say that a good part of my job, at this point in Jewish history, is just to get people...

A Historic Victory

Forty-five years after the start of the June 1967 Six-Day War, when the survival of the nascent Jewish state hung in the balance, Israel...

Pay to Play: The High Cost of Getting a Jewish Education

  When we look to the Torah for guidance in handling challenges in our modern world, our eyes do not usually fall on the agricultural...
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Why Not Go to Shul This Weekend and Help Re-Accept the Torah

If you've ever planned an event, you know how many details go into bringing your crowd together. Take a wedding, for example, where many...

Ordaining Cantors Is Mostly Good for Congregations

 Six graduates of the cantorial program of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion were ordained earlier this month at Temple Emanu-El in New...
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Reconsidering State Aid to Jewish Schools is Welcome

 For decades, the American Jewish community has debated the advisability, constitutionality and necessity of government aid to Jewish (and other faiths') parochial schools. But...

Join the Party

Israel officially celebrated its 64th birthday last month, in conjunction with the Hebrew calendar. But the English date was this week -- May 14...