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Opinion

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

Analyzing Old Op-eds: Kurds, anti-Zionism, and Gun Talk

Kurds Have Waited Long Enough Regarding Kurdistan, you have falsely concluded that “a unilateral declaration of independence appears destined to fail, as it should,” because,...

The Media and the Missing Abu Jihad

By Sean Durns On Feb. 15, a convicted terrorist whose nom de guerre is Abu Jihad (“Father of Jihad”) was appointed deputy to Palestinian Authority...

People Died Because Response to Las Vegas Tragedy Took Too Long

By Stephen Bryen The horrible shooting in Las Vegas at a country music festival that claimed 58 lives and wounded more than 500 tells us...

Democratic Senator — Wrong on BDS Bill

It’s unusual for two Democratic senators from a deep blue state to disagree. But last week, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) acknowledged that...

Division Is Not a Winning Strategy

Travelling westbound from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Hersheypark, the turn off from Exit 266 and on to Route 322 offers quite a contrasting drive...

A Rapid-Fire Assault on Our Republic

Witnesses described the sound as firecrackers. Many listening to the recordings of this week’s Las Vegas massacre likened the sound to a military battle....

To Kneel or Not to Kneel

Thoughts on Kaepernick Joshua Runyan’s commentary regarding Colin Kaepernick’s attempt to call attention to Black Lives Matter by kneeling during the National Anthem omitted one...

A Vital Foreign Policy Tool Under Threat

By Rabbi David A. Teutsch The Book of Genesis proclaims that every human being is created in the image of God, that every human life...

Israeli Hatred Masquerading as Anti-Semitism

By Gabriel Kaufman On Aug. 12, the United States was shaken to its core. It had been several years since racist groups played a dominant...

What about the Kurds?

In a nonbinding referendum held last week, a clear majority of the 6 million Kurds of northern Iraq voted to declare independence. This comes...