Opinion

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

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A Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name? Let’s Call It ‘Marriage’

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Marriage equality is arguably the most important civil rights issue at this time.I am a 44-year-old man who has been in a loving and...

Learning From My Children: A Jewish Mother’s Day Confession

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When I was 8, I had names picked out for all of my future offspring (a dozen baby girls). At 13, I had my...
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Helping Moms (and Dads) Confront Bullying of Their Kids

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The Huffington Post recently reported that Jewish girls are affected by relational aggression at least equal to, if not at a greater rate, than...

A Place Among Us

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The Equality Forum should be commended for featuring Israel, a nation that is seen as one of the world's most progressive when it comes...

A Letter of Concern for American Democracy

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Earlier last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed some concerns about Israeli democracy in a closed-door session at the Saban Forum....
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Until the Refugee Issue Is Settled, There Will Never Be Peace

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...