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Opinion

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

The Art of Being Jewish in the City

 Wait for a sunny day in Philadelphia and take a walk up North Broad Street. Start at City Hall and point yourself north, toward...
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A New Look at the Purim Story

Clearly the story of Purim ends well -- at least for the Jewish people. Near the end of the Megillah, Esther saves herself and...

Iran: A Bipartisan Issue

One of the major strengths of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has always been its ability to cross political lines and demand that...

Reform Judaism Has an Obligation to Change

 Today's Reform movement is built on the shoulders of our 19th century Reform forebearers who took Jewish tradition in an entirely new direction, re-envisioning...
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Odds Are, You Won’t Have to Look Far

 I'm not good at transitions. Never have been. I cried my first week at Ramah overnight camp, moped around after returning from my high...
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The Rise of Islamist Movements Casts Dark Shadow Over Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood did not initiate the current upheavals in the Middle East, but the Islamist parties in Egypt, as in Tunisia and Libya,...

Iran Must Be Pressed on Human Rights Abuses, Too

In recent weeks, developments in the Middle East and an alarming report of the International Atomic Energy Agency concentrated the world's attention on Iran's...

Letters Week of Jan. 19, 2012

  To fight the BDS movement just make sure to buy lots more goods made in Israel and being childless doesn't mean being anti-Jewish.     Fight BDS!...

Quality, Not Quantity

What's in a number? That's the question sparked yet again by the latest studies attempting to pinpoint the number of Jews in America.The good...

A Most Basic Right

Pennsylvania's new voter ID law is now in the hands of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court, which is where its controversial journey should quickly come to...