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PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Many American Jews woke up on Wednesday [Nov. 4] to a presidential election that is extending their anxiety and to electoral maps that show a Republican Party changed by a … more
(JTA) — Election Day 2020 is finally upon us, and besides the presidential election, there are hundreds of races across the country with huge implications for local and national politics. There are also several with higher stakes for the Jewish community, whether they involve key Jewish politicians or issues that American Jews are particularly concerned about. We’ve outlined which races we’ll be watching on Tuesday night and beyond. … more
(JTA) — Nearly half of Americans don’t know what the phrase “anti-Semitism” means. That’s one takeaway from two surveys published Monday by the American Jewish … more
(JTA) – If you’re in Arizona or Florida and a 585 area code pops up on your phone, you might want to answer: It could be a Jewish volunteer in Rochester, New York, whose mission it is to help you vote. The Greater Rochester Jewish Federation is one of a number of local and national Jewish organizations endeavoring to make sure eligible voters – Jewish and not – get to the polls. more
(JTA) – George Soros may draw some of the most vociferous criticism, but he’s hardly the biggest political donor in this cash-heavy election cycle – Democrat or Republican. In … more
(JTA) – Who are the Proud Boys, the far-right group that Donald Trump name-checked at the first presidential debate? And do they hate Jews? The answer to the second question: Some of them … more
This article was first published on The Conversation. (JTA) – As news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spread on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, a common question … more
(JTA) — The Jewish Advocate, a 118-year-old newspaper in Boston founded by Theodor Herzl, is the latest victim of the coronavirus crisis.The weekly announced Wednesday that it will suspend … more
(JTA) Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of Great Britain, has written dozens of books about religion and politics – but he believes that mixing the two leads to “terrible politics … more
(JTA) — Primary day is here for Massachusetts, and most eyes have been focused on the race for a Democratic nod between the longtime progressive lawmaker Sen. Ed Markey and the younger, more … more
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