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Nate Silver and his perfect election

JTA and JewishJournal.com

November 9, 2012 | 10:40 am

Statistician Nate Silver of the New York Times "FiveThirtyEight" blog correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Randy Stewart via CC/Graphics by Uri Fintzy)

Nate Silver, the 34-year-old whiz who created a system in 2003 that uses statistics to accurately forecast baseball matchups, may have changed political predictions forever. In 2008, he... read on

  • Pics and quotes from Sinai Temple

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 6, 2012 | 7:31 pm

    “I have kids who got laid off from their jobs. I have a grandchild who just graduated college who’s having a tough time finding a job, and I just hope things change for the better.”

    - Muriel Perry, who cast her ballot at Sinai Temple this morning

    Dennis Kahan said he voted... read on

  • Campaign 2012 election day updates from your favorite fantasy movies [TOP 10 List]

    By Jay Firestone

    November 6, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    Jeff Hensiek and Adam Wills contributed to the post.

    1) Star Wars, Episode VII:

    Han Solo casts the ceremonial first ballot in the first free elections since the fall of the Empire.  

    2) Harry Potter

    Voting by Owl accounts for most accurate election results in history of... read on

  • Bloomberg endorses Obama

    By Rob Eshman

    November 1, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    The man who could walk away with the Jewish vote is giving his to Barack Obama.

    In a column in today's Bloomberg News, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave his endorsement to President Barack Obama.

    Bloomberg, a Republican-turned-Independent, cited the President's policies on... read on

  • When Rabbis Attack…Sarah Silverman

    By Rob Eshman

    October 15, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    There’s a particularly nasty post cruising through the Web tubes that attacks the comedian Sarah Silverman.

    It was posted on a Jewish news Web site yesterday, but I already knew all about it.  Why?  We rejected it first.

    The writer, Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt, first submitted the... read on

  • Gov. Jerry Brown’s ‘Tikkun California’ Yom Kippur Speech

    By Susan Freudenheim

    September 26, 2012 | 8:47 pm

    Yom Kippur afternoon at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 5773, offered a mix of politics, power and menchlichkeit. The Reform synagogue invited the governor of California for an afternoon chat before the congregation on the holiest day of the year. It was a way to pass the long... read on

  • Steven Klein, anti-Muslim film consultant, talks on camera about film, tragedy in Libya [VIDEO]


    September 13, 2012 | 7:13 pm

    Steven Klein, consultant to the film, "Innocence of Muslims" spoke to Reuters about his involvement with the director, "Sam Bacile"  and tragedy resulting in the Middle East.


  • How Nakoula Basseley Nakoula aka ‘Sam Bacile” Libeled Jews

    By Rob Eshman

    September 12, 2012 | 8:38 pm

    Here are the Top 5 Reasons I instantly knew that the incendiary YouTube movie “The Innocence of Muslims” wasn’t produced by a Jew.

    1)    It was terrible.  No “Jewish Israeli film producer” would ever destroy his or her reputation putting out such garbage, no matter what his or... read on

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