Sunday, March 29, 2015 Nisan 9, 5775
There are several times a year when the calendar cries out for a pause to remember the Holocaust. Yom Hashoah in the spring is clearly one of those times. The Nov. 9-10 anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when the burning of synagogues and destruction of Jewish property in Germany and Austria foreshadowed what was in store for...
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It's admittedly hard to get excited about going to the polls when the biggest race on the ballot is for county commissioner or school board member. Still, these local races matter -- and your vote counts. The privilege of voting should not be taken for granted. The images of Tunisians standing in line for hours to vote in their first...
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When the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids arrives with a pink cover, you know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month has moved beyond mainstream. From store windows to football fields, pink is in. And well it should be. We at the Jewish Exponent are doing what we can to promote awareness of this potentially deadly but highly treatable disease that continues...
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The hero's welcome that greeted Gilad Shalit as he emerged from the abyss this week was profoundly moving. And it wasn't just Israelis who felt a keen sense of relief and joy when he crossed the border to freedom and family. The poignant homecoming after five years of captivity was shared by Jews everywhere
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News that a deal has been reached to free Gilad Shalit sparked cries of joy throughout the Jewish world this week. We applaud the Israeli government for making a tortuous decision and we fervently pray that he arrives home safely and soon so the healing process can begin and the anguish and torment that has engulfed his family will come...
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