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Politics

  • Is he the right man for the job? In reviewing ‘Hobby Lobby’ opinion, Jews see reasons to diverge over Neil Gorsuch

    By jwadmin on February 17, 2017
    BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver, handed down a decision that would make history a year later when it was upheld by the Supreme Court: Closely held corporations have the same religious freedom rights as individuals. The majority decision in the case then called […]
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  • Why I light my menorah in the window — and you should, too

    By jwadmin on December 28, 2016
    By EDMON J. RODMAN LOS ANGELES (JTA) – In the weeks before Chanukah with anticipation of the holiday brightly filling my mind, the darkening news of rising anti-Semitism in the U.S. began to filter in. As I pictured our menorahs burning in their usual place —  the front windows of our home — a warning light began to blink. Though Chanukah represents […]
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  • Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2016
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK City (JTA) – Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three-quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said Jeff Bookman, 65, a jewelry seller from the heavily Jewish Cleveland suburb of Beachwood. Optimistic Less than a month ago, Bookman told […]
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  • Jewish opposition grows to Keith Ellison’s bid to head Democratic National Committee

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2016
    By RAFAEL MEDOFF/JNS.org WASHINGTON – A growing number of pro-Israel activists and Jewish community figures are expressing concern that Minnesota’s U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will turn the Democratic Party away from Israel if he is elected party chairman. The election of Ellison “would bode badly for Jews,” longtime Democratic consultant Dr. Hank Sheinkopf told JNS.org. “His positions on Israel fit the […]
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  • The Haunting of Hillary Clinton?

    By jwadmin on November 16, 2016
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield – Donald Trump campaigned hard against “Crooked Hillary,” vowing to toss her in jail if he became president, a tradition followed by many of the dictators he has expressed admiration for over the past year.“She should be in prison,” he told supporters chanting “lock her up” at a rally in Manheim, Penn., rally last month. It […]
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  • Trump’s chief strategist: 5 things Jews need to know about Stephen Bannon

    By jwadmin on November 14, 2016
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President-elect Donald Trump appointed Stephen Bannon to be his chief strategist on Sunday, Nov. 13. Before joining Trump’s campaign, Bannon was the chairman of Breitbart News, a site steeped in conspiracy theories that has featured the white supremacist, anti-Semitic ideologies of the so-called alt-right. Bannon has also been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks himself. […]
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  • Alan Dershowitz: Trump is ‘Everybody’s’ president

    By jwadmin on November 14, 2016
    Alan Dershowitz has devoted an illustrious 50-year liberal career to championing civil rights, human rights, and the Constitutional rule of law – defending the right of Free Speech and the right to competent representation in a court of law. He is also life-long Democrat and a personal friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton. He was an outspoken supporter of Mrs. […]
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  • The Jewish vote: Pot, guns, justice and other ballot measures worth noting

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2016
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Marijuana? Greater availability. Cigarettes? Less availability. Justice reform? We’re there. Guns? Fewer, please. Charter schools? Also fewer. Beneath the cacophony of calls in the presidential campaign to build walls, end sexual assault, stop race baiting and “lock her up” are a host of ballot measures of compelling Jewish interest. Jewish officials, naturally, are preoccupied with the […]
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