Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

By:
Josh Pasek and Jeff Pasek
Jews historically have had the highest voter participation rate of any demographic group in America. Although roughly 2 percent of the population, Jews make up almost 4 percent of all voters. That could change in the coming year, and it's not because Jews have lost interest in the political process.
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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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By:
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
I am often asked, especially by non-believers, whether religious practice can actually make us better human beings.
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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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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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