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Opinion

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

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President Obama Speaks to Our Best Traditions

  “To be good Americans, we must be better Jews.” When Justice Louis Brandeis spoke these words, he sought to inspire our nation’s Jewish community...
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President Has Values and a Vision

  Jewish voters know the scene well. Politicians show up at our synagogues, community events and Jewish homes for the aging — all talking up...
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Don’t Risk Israel’s Security

  “Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word,” wrote Haim Saban recently in The New York Times, claiming President Barack Obama...

Letters: Week of Oct. 25, 2012

  RJC Ad Was Enough to Make Your Blood Boil I look forward to reading the Jewish Exponent every week to help bring me up to date...

Arrested But Not Halted

  The reaction was fast and furious — and rightly so. American Jews were outraged by the notion that an Israeli woman could be arrested...

A World of Difference

I am concerned, very concerned, that we are turning away from the most important words of the Torah. Rabbi Akiba is quoted in the...
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It’s a New Year; Let’s Embark on a Real Day School Initiative

  The Philadelphia Jewish community is blessed with enough resources to make Jewish day school education attainable for all who want it, regardless of geography,...

Letters: Week of Oct. 18, 2012

  Second Term for Obama Would Be Grave Mistake Regarding Rafael Medoff’s Op‐Ed piece in the Sept. 27 issue, “A Question With Resonance: ‘Do You Want...

Portrait of a Fighter

Sen. Arlen Specter was a fighter. If anyone doubted it through­out his long and feisty career, the evidence was clear to the very end:...

Judaism Has Not Only Tolerated Blasphemy; It Has Found a Place for It

  There is much discussion currently about imposing limits on blasphemy. It seems clear that the vast majority of those in the West oppose it...