Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

The Jewish vote really does matter. In case you weren’t convinced before, all you had to do was witness the final presidential debate, when both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney raced to outdo the other with their declared love for Israel and concern for its security. While all this attention might be a bit disconcerting and even confounding,...
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Ron Csillag, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
A few years ago, the sprawling new $185 million Jewish community complex just north of Toronto was nothing but woodland. Today, the 200,000-square-foot site is one of the most ambitious Jewish projects ever undertaken in Canada — a testament to the dramatic growth of the city's Jewish population.
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Pundits have obsessed over just what percentage of the Jewish vote will go to President Barack Obama this time. Local voters weigh in on who they endorse. Plus, read JTA coverage comparing how both presidential candidates have played up their support of Israel and where they stand on issues important to Jewish voters.
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The moment in the final presidential debate when President Barack Obama described his visit to Israel’s national Holocaust museum and to the rocket-battered town of Sederot seemed to be aimed right for the kishkes.
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON Mitt Romney’s record as a moderate Republican governor would seem to have made him ideally suited to peel off Jewish votes from President Barack Obama. The problem is that he spent much of the past half decade running from that past. Now, however, as the campaign draws to a close, Romney is ditching his “severely conservative” primary persona, as...
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