Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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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 campaign. The list, available at www.barackobama.com/rabbis , has been in the works for at least a year. The number of signers this year exceeds the 400-some rabbis who lent their names to the effort in 2008...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON How 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 question now preoccupying Israel, along with its corollary: How much noise is too much and risks precipitating a crisis between Jeru­salem and its closest ally? Some Israeli analysts say that pronounced signals from their...
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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 corporate attorney, but both have allowed their opponents to define them rather than articulating well what they stand for. She hopes that the upcoming Republican National Convention, which begins Aug. 27 in Tampa, Fla., will...
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Ron Kampeas Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Call it the Adelson conundrum: What happens when the guy who acts as if he owns the room really does? In March at TribeFest, the annual gathering of young adults organized by the Jewish Federations of North America at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, Sheldon Adelson walked in on a surrogate debate between Matt Brooks, who directs the Republican...
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Longtime communal lead­er Theodore "Ted" Mann laughed with his mouth full when asked if he really believes that voting Republican is inconsistent with Jewish values -- as he suggests in his new book. "I think so," replied the 84-year-old, who for decades played a leading role in national Jewish organizational life. "To the extent that Republicans seem to care so...
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