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Opinion

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

How to Help Houston

The size and devastation of Hurricane Harvey came as a surprise. The scenes of catastrophic flooding were barely comprehensible as one of the nation’s...

The Debate Over Historical Monuments Continues

Monuments Story Is Complicated Malcolm Lazin was wrong, historically speaking, in assuming that the same racism that led to the commissioning of the Progressive Age...

Bringing Jewish History to Life: The World Jewish Congress

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft My late teacher and mentor Elie Wiesel once explained that, “In my tradition we have the expression ‘to be like a...

Are We Doing Enough When it Comes to Mental Health?

The apparent suicide of 21-year-old Nicholas Moya last week ratchets up the tally of University of Pennsylvania students lost to suicide to an astonishing...

In Defense of Two Little Letters

Last week, in what can only be described as one of those “thank God the kids are soon going back to school” kind of...

The Forward’s Sloppy Attack on JCPA

All too often in our heated political environment, people and groups are called on the carpet, not for what they do, but for what...

Where are the Confederate Jewish Monuments?

By Malcolm Lazin The “Unite the Right” Charlottesville rally was ostensibly about protecting the Robert E. Lee statue. It included demonstrators chanting, “Jews will not...

Charlottesville Echoes of Leo Frank

By Bob Levi Mount Carmel Cemetery is located in the borough of Queens, N.Y., just off the Jackie Robinson Parkway. In Section 1 of the...

Letters, the Week of Aug. 31, 2017

Rizzo Served City Well Please do not conflate our prohibition of the worship of graven images with Frank Rizzo’s statue (“Let’s Consider Tearing Them All...

Let’s Consider Tearing Them All Down

The Association for Public Art lists 17 statues of political and civic leaders owned by the City of Philadelphia and viewable to the public. Two...