The View From Here

The View From Here | Beware the Power of the Mob

After much hemming and hawing, my wife and I decided to fully welcome our oldest, who can already code and edit her own videos,...

The View From Here | Freedom of Speech for All, or None

Like many institutions of higher education in the United States, Temple University is a haven of academic freedom and discovery. Underpinning Temple’s mission, indeed one...

The View From Here | Listening to the Terrorist on the Other End

Ten years ago, I was on one end of a telephone line, listening to a terrorist make demands in a language I did not...

The View From Here | A Rabbi Walks Into a Polish-Owned Irish Bar …

The beauty of a Baal Shem Tov story is that it does not need to have actually occurred in order for the nugget of...

The View From Here | Here We Go Again in Gaza

For those Israelis fortunate enough to have been spared a childhood in which the sound of air-raid sirens and running to bomb shelters is...

The View From Here | Yes, It Can Get Worse — and We’re to...

Three years ago, after observing how the American Jewish community separated into opposing camps over the deliberations surrounding the Iran nuclear deal, I thought...

The View From Here | When Hate Comes Out of the Shadows

The way Robert Bowers seemed to see things, he was doing the country a favor. “HIAS likes to brings invaders in that kill our people,”...

The View From Here | Blowing a Fourth-Quarter Lead

In their account of the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Super Bowl appearance, Ray Didinger and Robert S. Lyons share an interesting exchange between the team’s...

The View From Here | In Search of American Greatness

In case you haven’t noticed the proliferation of political advertisements during Thursday Night Football — or in the middle of the morning and evening...

The View From Here | Let’s Go, Gritty

Ever since the Philadelphia Flyers introduced their new orange googly-eyed mascot to the world, the staff here at the Jewish Exponent has been begging...