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Opinion

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

Jeremy Corbyn Didn’t Win, So British Jews Shouldn’t Give Up on Labour

By Ben Cohen For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour...

A Call for Thoughtful Dialogue

The human capacity to devise new ways to disrupt, terrorize, injure and kill appears limitless. And so it was on June 14 that James...

Letters, the Week of June 22, 2017

Acknowledge White Privilege Where it Exists I agree with Saul Golubcow that Jewish privilege posters are outrageous, but I believe that the term “privilege” is...

Let’s Break Our Current Political Intolerance

By Joel Rubin The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was...

Thank You to All the Teachers

Several years ago, an acquaintance of mine gave me a succinct lesson in economics and social policy. For whatever reason, he told me, society...

Keeping Hope Alive as we Mark 50 Years of Occupation

By Ari Witkin Israel’s history is one of hope in dark times. From a Zionist dream in the depths of Europe, independence won in 1948...

Israel Critics Accidentally Admit There Is No ‘Occupation’

By Stephen M. Flatow Noted literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have discovered a new cause: the evils of “the Israeli occupation of the...

Our Frenemy Qatar

The oil-rich sheikdom Qatar is much like its neighbors on the Arabian Peninsula — undemocratic, ruled by a minority clan, both a U.S. ally...

Battle Against Sharia Might as Well Take Aim Against Judaism

Did you know there’s a prominent religious group, right here in the United States, with its own legal system? Adherents have their own courts, their...

Letters, the Week of June 15, 2017

Familiar with Cemetery Problems I read with a familiar sense of personal upheaval the article regarding overlapping cemetery plots in Shalom Memorial Park (“Overlapping Cemetery...