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Opinion

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

Syria’s Own ‘Fredo Corelone’ Keeps Digging Himself a Deep Hole

Scholar Robert Satloff writes in The New Republic (www.tnr.com) on June 8 that Bashar Assad’s days may be numbered: “President Bashar al Assad of Syria...

Jerusalem Slogans Reflect New Fears of a Discriminatory Past

The 1967 Six-Day War broke out exactly 38 years ago. And on June 6, celebrated around the world as "Jerusalem Day," the Israel Defense...

Shavuot: The Law From on High, One Letter at a Time

"See that aleph in 'asher' "? Gabe, 18, asks. He points to a piece of parchment that is securely taped to a drafting table...

New and Improved

This week's issue of the Jewish Exponent marks the debut of a complete redesign, which hasn't been done since January 1999. So, what does...

The Wrong Message

The fallout from last month's visit of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is still being sorted out in Jerusalem and Washington. Abbas had good reason...

Mixed Messages of a Movement

Can a religious denomination retain its adherents when they find themselves increasingly at odds with its practices? Despite the opposition of what polls say is...

Newest Case of the ‘Heeb’ie-Jeebies?

The cover says it all. You see a mirror with several even white lines laid across it. Reflected in the mirror is an attractive young...

What They Are Saying

Journalist Tom Gross writes in The Wall Street Journal (www.opinionjournal.com) on June 2 about anti-Semitism at France's leading newspaper: "A French court last week found...
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Loss of Innocence

As we continue to seek comfort from our faith, our families and our community in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, now...
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A Plea to Rabbis Amid Butcher Closing: Consider Consequences of Your Actions

A group of rabbis made it impossible for Main Line Kosher Meats to continue. They also made it harder for progressive, well-intentioned Jews like me...