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Opinion

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

The Pros and Cons behind the Supreme Court’s Decision – article 2

 In the days since the U.S. Supreme Court substantially upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there has been much...
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The Pros and Cons behind the Supreme Court’s Decision

Since the 1970s, when Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to call for "national health insurance," the debate surrounding health reform has ebbed...

Serving a Larger Purpose

George Washington would likely be astonished to see his words emblazoned on SEPTA bus panels all around town: "To Bigotry No Sanction."But we should...

Here’s What’s Jewish About JEVS These Days

As we at JEVS Human Services celebrate 70 years of service to thousands of people of the Greater Philadelphia community, I don't know how...

Stretching the Boundaries of Orthodoxy

On Friday, July 13, Lechu Neranena will celebrate its first anniversary of conducting monthly Friday night services. This Orthodox minyan in Bala Cynwyd is...

Up in Arms

Much of the Jewish community along the Old York Road corridor is up in arms over the proposed merger of Abington Health with Holy...
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Celebrating a Milestone

In 1887, just months after the Statue of Liberty extended her torch to welcome immigrants to America, the Jewish Exponent was launching what would...
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N.Y.’s Jewish Community Report Can Apply Elsewhere in U.S.

The 2011 Jewish Community Study of New York was released earlier this month with some fanfare -- along with a few surprises.After a decrease...

Misguided Menace

A group in Los Angeles mounts a billboard campaign to halt U.S. aid to Israel. A pension fund divests from Caterpillar Inc. because some...

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...