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Opinion

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

White House Chanukah Party, Jewish Leaders, Tikkun Olam

Thanks, But No Thanks I would welcome an invitation to the White House for a substantive conversation on matters of public policy and American values...

‘American Jews Versus Israel’ — Richard Cohen’s Clichés

By Eric Rozenman Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen worries about “the widening gap between American Jews and the policies of the Netanyahu government.” But the...

Clashes Did Not Spontaneously ‘Erupt’

After President Donald Trump announced U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week, the world readied itself for the reaction from Palestinians, Arabs...

Why Service Makes Me Tick

By Becca Lerman Like many little girls, I looked up to my father. I loved watching him wake up every morning excited for work and...

Victory at What Cost?

We Philadelphians know a thing or two about Pyrrhic victories. After all, we inhabit a city where Monday morning, any visitor would have found...

Embracing Humanity, On and Off the Field

In the aftermath of his team’s pitiful performance against the Seattle Seahawks — a loss aided and, some would say, enabled by his own...

War on Christmas — and Israel?

Nothing Wrong With Holiday Cheer In all the schools that I attended years ago, I was the only girl who played the saxophone (“Jewish Saxophonist...

What Was ‘The’ Miracle of Chanukah?

By Joel E. Hoffman In many prayer books there is a paragraph to be recited after one lights the Chanukah menorah. This paragraph praises God...

The Gutting of the Taylor Force Act

By Stephen M. Flatow The Taylor Force Act started out as a powerful and long-overdue tool for pressuring the Palestinian Authority to stop paying terrorists....

Responsibility of Jewish Leaders

One image is likely to dominate the Reform movement’s biennial conference that is underway in Boston: that of Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the...