Opinion

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

A Misstep on the Road to Reconciliation

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How much attention should Jews give to the statements of various churches about Israel? For those who claim we should stop obsessing about the...
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The Nightmares Out There Are Real: Americans spend the summer blithely ignoring a very...

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Had any time off lately to just sit around and watch TV? A day spent channel-surfing might lead any of us to conclude that...
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It’s the Act That Counts! Focus needs to be on steps following Gaza showdown,...

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Under what we laughingly call "normal" circumstances, Israel is inundated with foreign journalists. But this month and next, there will be even more newsies...

Letters Week of July 28, 2005

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If Church-State Division Narrows, I’m Headed Out! Something seems terribly wrong with American Jews if Jonathan Tobin’s “To the Abyss and Over” (A Matter of...

The Colors of Israel

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The mood in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv was fairly staid last week, despite what international news-gatherers broadcast to the rest of the world from...

Cease-Fire? What Cease-Fire?! Terror’s Never Left!

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Since February, there has been a formal cease-fire in the war initiated by the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat more than four years ago....
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Draw Up a List of Questions, and Put Church-State Issues at the Top

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"At a time when we see around the world the violent consequences of the assumption of religious authority by government, Americans may count themselves...

Shopping Around for the Right Feel

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I wrote about Cargo magazine a year ago, when its first issue appeared, and intrepid reporter that I am, I missed the only Jewish...
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More Cash for the Palestinians Comes With a Price Tag

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Think-tank scholar Patrick Clawson writes in The New Republic (www.tnr.com) July 19 that the G8's aid package to the Palestinians is a big mistake: "The...

Right Feels the Heat Where Left Once Stood

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There's nothing new about Jews protesting actions of Israeli governments at the rather germane site of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell. For years, the Jewish state's...