Opinion

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

Mission Unfulfilled

Jewish women have come a long way since the days of Esther, the heroine of the Purim story whose bravery and guile saved the...

Is It Devotion or Extremism? Putting the Israeli Religious Conflict in Context

Many of us have seen the disturbing images from Israel in recent weeks portraying Jews against other Jews in a so-called religious struggle. Unfortunately,...
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Exploiting Memory of Child Victims of the Holocaust Is Downright Obscene

Can there be anything more reprehensible than the recent spectacle of haredi Orthodox Jewish boys wearing yellow stars of David and striped black-and-white concentration...

Way Beyond the Pale

It would be easy to dismiss him as a crackpot -- the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times who suggested that one Israeli response...

BDS at Penn: Is It a Mortal Threat or Just an Epic Failure?

As with most controversies surrounding anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns, including the upcoming BDS conference at the University of Pennsylvania, the debate...
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Minor, but Inspiring

Tu B'Shevat may be a relatively minor holiday on the Jewish calendar but it has blossomed in the modern era as a time to...
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A Delicate Decision

The speculation about Iran is reaching fever pitch, much of it focused on whether Israel will or won't stage a military attack against Tehran's...

Many Stops Along the Way

I had just completed seven weeks of radiation when I attended my first Komen Race for the Cure nine years ago. I walked the...

Memory and Identity

This week, we embark on our annual springtime emotional roller coaster, commemorating watershed chapters in Jewish history that continue to define so much of...

Lessons Learned From the Frontline

The Editor's Desk The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania has come and gone, but there are several important takeaways for...