Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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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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Linda Lingle is used to beat­ing the odds. Which is why the Jewish Republican who served two terms as governor of Hawaii believes she has a good shot at becoming the newest U.S. senator from the Aloha State. She's mounting her campaign with the help of donors from the "mainland," including Jews in Philadelphia, where she recently stopped as part...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington · Analysis It was a weekend of Israel love politically that highlighted two approaches to showing affection for the Jewish state: Go to Israel, as Mitt Romney did, or go pro-Israel, as the Obama administration did. The pictures told the story, or as it were, stories: Romney in a kipah at the Western Wall on Sunday, Obama in the...
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Cnaan Liphshiz and Svetlana Guineva Jewish Telegraphic Agency
SOFIA, Bulgaria Until last week, leaders of Bulgaria's small, placid Jewish community said they felt untouched by hate crimes or terrorism. But after last week's apparent suicide bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the Black Sea city of Borgas, Jews in the country are speaking of a basic change in their sense of security. "We used to convene...
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