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Letters, the Week of April 27, 2017

Hate Should Have a Home Here There is a most disturbing development in suburban Philadelphia. Many homes, some owned by Jewish people, display a sign...

To Respond to the Crackdown on Immigrants, Start by Listening to Immigrant Leaders

By Rabbi Michael Ramberg Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter...

Think Tank’s Hosting of PLO Rep a Grave Assault on Liberty

By Steve Feldman, Lee Bender and Kevin Ross The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), a Philadelphia-based think tank, hosted Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestine Liberation...

A New Dawn at the U.N.?

On Sunday, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a series of statements that were unusual for the world body and its chief executive. He...

As Goes France, So Goes the Rest of Us?

The same day that we in Philadelphia were beginning commemorations of Yom Hashoah, citizens in France, a country with a complicated Holocaust history, closed...

Letters, the Week of April 20, 2017

His View: Republicans Over Democrats Editor-in-chief Joshua Runyan’s recent idealistic essay is, alas, unrealistic because anti-Israel attitudes and actions permeate the Democratic Party’s leadership and...

A Long History and a Bright Future

At the risk of stating the obvious, a lot sure has changed in the last 130 years. Not that I have firsthand experience of all...

Throughout the Years, a Community’s Support Has Stayed Constant

By Bud Newman Today, as Jewish community members living in Greater Philadelphia, we have hundreds of ways every hour to receive news related to our...

We See Another 130 Years as Being a Valuable Community Resource

By Andy Cherry and Steven Rosenberg “What it means to be Jewish in Philadelphia,” is something we take very seriously at the Jewish Exponent and...

Spicer’s Yom Hashoah Lesson

It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s...