Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775

Support for Barack Obama doesn't mean American Jews don't care about Israel
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Although the presidential election is still two weeks away, and no one should assume the outcome, it is safe to say that Democratic candidate Barack Obama has secured the lion's share of American Jewish votes. This is despite the dedicated efforts of supporters of Sen. John McCain to increase the number of Jews who vote Republican and an aggressive ad...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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The fight for the Jewish vote in the 2004 presidential election was one of the most hotly contested in memory. But four years later, it appears as if that dustup was nothing compared to the battle that is taking place this year. In recent years, the Republican Party has sought to chip away at the Democrats' traditional stranglehold on the...
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The behavior of Pope Pius XII during the Holocaust remains a sore point for both Catholics and Jews. To Catholics, the wartime pope sought to protect the church from the Nazis and helped Jews when he could. But for most Jews, Pius was a moral coward who failed to speak up to save the Jews of Europe. And they wonder...
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Put an End to 'Lashon Hara' About Candidates Thank you for publishing Douglas Bloomfield's timely piece on the smears disseminated in our community against Sen. Barack Obama (Opinions: "Don't Fall for the Extreme Anti-Obama Smear Campaign," Oct. 2). One of our confessional prayers on Yom Kippur is profoundly relevant at this moment: "for the sin we have committed against you...
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