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Opinion

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

The Right Thing at the University of Florida

It took a declaration of a state of emergency and $600,000 worth of security, including snipers, paid for by taxpayers, but the appearance of...

Remembering Eisenhower’s Contributions to Holocaust Remembrance

By David Adelman In today’s fractured America, the importance of Holocaust remembrance is readily apparent. In recent years, our national discourse has been marked by toxic...

Readers Respond to Op-Eds About Trump and Political Division

Don’t Misperceive Trump’s Israel Stance A recent op-ed gives the mistaken impression that President Donald Trump’s support for Israel is somehow unique (“Why We Remain...

One Man, One Vote — Really

History and literature are chock-full of stories of bad situations not only turning themselves around, but benefitting others in ways unheard of before. There’s the...

Maybe Modesty Is Exactly What Society Needs

By Rabbi Moshe Brennan In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it seems that people react in one of two ways. Some want all...

It’s Bad Out There, But Voter Apathy Is Worse

One night this summer, my wife and I took a walk around our neighborhood. As we passed by the house of Philadelphia’s now-disgraced former...

The Facts of Life (in Israel)

For Kurdish View, Look to Israel It took the death of 6 million Jews before Israel was born (“What About the Kurds?” Oct. 5). The...

Why We Remain Enthusiastic Trumpsters

By Robert B. Sklaroff and Lynne K. Lechter An Exponent letter-writer recently suggested that advocates for Donald Trump had grown silent, presumably embarrassed by his...

Taking a Knee, Standing Up for Justice

By David L. Abramson The term “take a knee” has long been associated with professional sports, but in the past year or so, and especially...

Harvey Weinstein Is Not a Jewish Issue

Over the past two weeks, we have seen many reactions and reactions to reactions to the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long pattern...