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Opinion

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

The Power of a Presidential Meeting

Did you know that there is a special blessing one says when one sees a ruler or head of state? "Blessed are You, Lord...

Rationale for Refugee Agency May at Last Be Scrutinized

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed an amendment to the State Department and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill that could help change the conversation...
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A Stay-at-Home Dad Raising Twins Finds That Free Time Is at a Premium

I think I've blown it. I have no chance for a great first Father's Day. It's pretty much my own fault. I procrastinated on...

Moment of Truth

A moment of truth is coming for the Presbyterian Church, and we American Jews have an opportunity to help its members see the light.Thousands...

What a Sense of Community Can Accomplish

On Saturday, March 17, 2012, a fire started in a home on Poplar Street in Northern Liberties. We were nearby, praying in a space...

In Every Generation

Talk about mass emigration. The Exodus, the story of our ancestors' departure from Egypt that we will recount next week at our seders, is...

Just a Minute

The International Olympic Committee has officially refused to formally honor the memory of the 11 Israeli athletes killed at the Munich Olympics 40 years...

Putting Squeeze on Iran

A new state initiative aimed at further isolating Iran deserves the support of every Pennsylvania lawmaker. The proposed legislation, already introduced in the state...

Let’s Respect Haredi Life Whenever We Offer Criticism

A recent article by Israeli journalist Yaron London headlined "We Need Fewer Haredim" and two major pieces in The New York Times about the...

We Need More Debate in the Community, Not Less

Some will tell you that we need less debate in the Jewish community, that for the sake of unity we need to stifle dissent...