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Opinion

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

Food Security in Israel: Government Has the Responsibility

Starvation does not exist in Israel. Nevertheless, almost one-fifth of the population is hungry, and this statistic is even more disturbing in light of...

Austria Grapples With Its Very Troubled Past in Conflicted Way

 The recent toppling of 43 gravestones of Jews in Vienna's Central Cemetery suggests that anti-Semitism is alive and well in Austria, but this doesn't...

Could We All Be Penn State?

 Last week, the Freeh Report revealed that Penn State's leaders covered up Jerry Sandusky's crimes to protect the university's image, its football program and...

The Gloves Are Off

 If anyone had any doubt that this was going to be a brutal election season in our community, you only had to be at...

What It Meant To Be on Joe Smukler’s List

My family and I weren't in Philadelphia when Joe Smukler died last month. We were in Russia. To be more exact, we were at...
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It’s Time to Stop Arguing and Chart Our Nation’s Future

From both Judaic and non-Judaic philosophy, we know the value of an open mind, the significance of respect for others and the importance of...

The Wrong Address

Here we go again. Summer's not even over yet and the Palestinians are already looking to revive their misguided efforts to find recognition at...
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‘Crowdsourcing’ as Key to the Meaning of Life

Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global...
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Opinion: N.Y.’s Jewish Community Report Can Apply Elsewhere in U.S.

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

U.S. Must Set Red Lines for Continued Aid to New Egypt June 27, 2012

 The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has made great strides since Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power last year. It surged in popularity, handsomely...