Opinion

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

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...

Keep the Pressure On

Next week's presidential elections in Egypt and the reconvening of international talks with Iran in Baghdad could have far-reaching implications for the United States,...

Who We Are …

A new survey of American Jews prompted much buzz this week, much of it focused on the level of support for President Barack Obama's...

Israel at 64: Chutzpah Is the Key to Survival

As Israel begins its 65th year of modern-day independence, there can be no disputing that this nation remains confronted with a myriad of challenges...
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Student Activist No Longer Takes Her Love of Israel for Granted

Even though I live freely in America, I understand the need for a country that provides the Jewish people with a safe haven, and...

Celebrating Israel

The quest for home. It's a basic human need that doesn't always equate with a house and a street address. As we celebrate Israel's...