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Opinion

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

Springtime in Egypt?

Egypt files criminal charges against Americans for promoting democracy. Syria intensifies its brutal offensive against its own citizens. And a unity agreement between rival...

Inspiring Change

These days, every business that seeks a viable future is being forced to rethink its ways. The same is true of our Jewish institutions...

Letters Week of Aug. 30, 2012

Letter writers argue that circumcision is a wonderful tradition and that Israelis need lots more help understadning those of us in the Diaspora.   It's a...

The Right to a Rite

 This week's report from the American Academy of Pediatrics concluding that health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks is a welcome intervention in what...

Birthright’s Triumphs and Flaws

After going on a Taglit-Birthright trip with 40 students from Johns Hopkins University last year, I traveled earlier this summer with 12 other student...

Where Students Stand Now on Israel Has Deep Implications for the Future

The American Jewish community is rightly concerned about Israel's position among college students, especially among those who identify as Jews. Community leaders reason that...

Enriching Jewish Life

Any endeavor that promises a richer Jewish education for our youth is a good thing, which is why several developments on the local scene...

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...