Opinion

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

Seize the Last Chance for an Equitable Society

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Disengagement is a fact. It may herald the beginning of a new chapter in Israel's history or it may serve to further intensify the...
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Dream of a ‘Greater Palestine’ Dooms Dreams of Peace

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Greater Israel is dead; long live Greater Israel, says The New York Times. Let me explain. In a "news analysis" on Aug. 16 headlined, "Dream of...
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The Last Word Week of Sept. 1, 2005

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Arresting Developments It’s time for Martha! (And TLW is not talking about the “doing time” variety.) With her two shows set to premiere in the next...

Israel Will Bounce Back; The Dream of Return Survives

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The destruction of Gaza Jewry has begun. It's hard to believe that we have reached such a point in the nation's history. After so...
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OK, West Bank Settlers, Offer Some Rules That Make Sense!

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Let's face it. With disengagement from Gaza nearly complete, the anti-disengagement forces have already won. That's not, of course, how it's being portrayed by the...
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They’re Still Heroes!

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For Jewish youngsters of past generations, Israel has always provided two invigorating symbols for the future. One was that of the pioneering Jewish farmer, who...

After the Storm, Another U.N. Fiasco

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After the Storm As traumatic as the withdrawal from Gaza may have been for those involved, all who care about Israel can heave a sigh...

Media Clippings: Lord of the Lard: A Foodie Tells All!

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Several months ago, Corby Kummer, an editor at The Atlantic, outed himself, Jewishly speaking - at least to me. I'd been reading him for...
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What They Are Saying: With Gaza Out of the Picture, What Happens to the...

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Columnist Max Bootwrites in the Los Angeles Times (www.latimes.com) on Aug. 17 that the pullout from Gaza is worth the risk to Israel, if...
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The Last Word: Tommy Lee: Aleph Male?

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When TLW got a chance last week to talk to Tommy Lee — no video cameras allowed on premises — the raunchy rocker/ charming...