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Presidential Elections

All American Joe

ST. PAUL — Joe Lieberman, another Jewish senator and a rabbi played lead roles in praising John McCain at the Republican National Convention here Tuesday night. US Sen....

Notes from Republican National Convention

MINNEAPOLIS — Like her husband, Hadassah Lieberman is backing John McCain for president. On Monday afternoon, she was the featured speaker at the Republican Jewish...

Sarah Palin expresses support for Israel to AIPAC

MINNEAPOLIS — Sarah Palin met with pro-Israel lobbyists to express her support for US-Israel ties. Palin, the Alaska governor who was tapped last week by Sen. John...

McCain team: Palin rejects the views of her church’s Jews for Jesus speaker

NEW YORK — Vice presidential pick Sarah Palin says she doesn’t share the views of a Jews for Jesus leader who in a speech at her church suggested that violence against...

Jewish Democrats: Obama ‘flawless’ on Israel

During the past year, Barack Obama has been criticized in certain Jewish circles for waffling on his commitment to Israel and an undivided Jerusalem. Last Tuesday, Aug....

Clinton’s night: A Hollywood blockbuster in search of an Oscar

Hope is the thing with feathersThat perches in the soul,And sings the tune without the words,And never stops at all.— Emily Dickinson Last Wednesday night, the...

Biden: strong ties, friendly disagreements

DENVER — Before he announced his vice presidential pick, Aug. 23, Barack Obama said he wanted someone to spar with but who ultimately would be loyal enough to create a...

The almighty convention: More than a state fair and Purim rolled into one — a desire for change

The ultimate challenge at a political convention is to determine exactly what is real and what is not. The big party conventions are, after all, the state fairs, the...

A rabbi at the DNC: our responsibility toward our neighbor

By Tzvi Hersh Weinreb This is Rabbi Weinreb’s keynote address at the interfaith gathering preceeding the DNC. Weinreb is the executive vice president of OU. Our sacred...

MLK’s ‘I have a dream’ lives today

By Mark Schneier On Aug. 28, our nation was due to pause to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his historic “I Have A Dream” speech. Although he delivered the...