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Opinion

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

Israel at 64: Chutzpah Is the Key to Survival

As Israel begins its 65th year of modern-day independence, there can be no disputing that this nation remains confronted with a myriad of challenges...
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Student Activist No Longer Takes Her Love of Israel for Granted

Even though I live freely in America, I understand the need for a country that provides the Jewish people with a safe haven, and...

Celebrating Israel

The quest for home. It's a basic human need that doesn't always equate with a house and a street address. As we celebrate Israel's...

Let Pollard Go

The time is long past due for Jonathan Pollard to be released from prison. The former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst has more than paid...

Women’s Reproductive Rights Are Under Attack Here and Throughout the Country

Recent weeks have brought the issues of birth control, health care and other reproductive rights into the forefront of political debates. Recent weeks have...

We Can’t Be Passive When It Comes to Matters of Redemption

 The Jewish tradition seems to offer two distinct models of redemption: Purim and Pesach redemption. On Passover, the Haggadah emphasizes the exodus story as...

Mission Unfulfilled

Jewish women have come a long way since the days of Esther, the heroine of the Purim story whose bravery and guile saved the...

Is It Devotion or Extremism? Putting the Israeli Religious Conflict in Context

Many of us have seen the disturbing images from Israel in recent weeks portraying Jews against other Jews in a so-called religious struggle. Unfortunately,...
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Exploiting Memory of Child Victims of the Holocaust Is Downright Obscene

Can there be anything more reprehensible than the recent spectacle of haredi Orthodox Jewish boys wearing yellow stars of David and striped black-and-white concentration...

Way Beyond the Pale

It would be easy to dismiss him as a crackpot -- the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times who suggested that one Israeli response...