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Will Jews Make or Break Obama?

Charlotte, N.C. Jewish swing voters could make or break President Barack Obama's bid for re-election. At least that's the case that Democratic Party leaders made in...
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In Bible Belt Towns, Jews Face Curiosity, Ignorance

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Sometimes, Benjamin Ro­senthal thinks about leaving the small town of Indianola, Miss., pop. 11,000, where he spent most of his life.   He wants to...

National Briefs – Week of Sept. 6, 2012

Calif. Democratic Party Chair Apologizes WASHINGTON (JTA) — John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at...
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New Orleans Area Jews Prepared for a Wet and Powerless Shabbat

Of all the unknowns being discussed as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans, members of Congregation Shir Chadash knew one thing for certain. “Nobody wanted to...

After Attacks on Israelis, Fears Grow on All Sides

WASHINGTON The attacks on Israeli targets in Georgia and India this week are escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. Israeli leaders blamed Iran for the two...

600 Rabbis Show Support for Obama

 More than 600 rabbis nationwide, including 37 from Pennsylvania, signed on to a Rabbis for Obama list released Aug. 21 by President Barack Obama's...
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Dems Prepare for N.C. Convention

At least two dozen local Jews will head to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week to to vote for a party...
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Local Republicans Gear Up for Tampa

Lynne Lechter of Lower Merion likens the Republican Party to the state of Israel.Both entities are morally correct in their stances, contends Lechter, a...
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Parsing the Increased Chatter on Iran

WASHINGTONHow much noise does Israel's leadership have to make to get the Obama administration to say what it wants to hear about Iran?It's a...
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Romney Silent on Faith

WASHINGTONMitt Romney's Lacrosse moment still awaits him.The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on...