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  • Rabbis for Obama seen as a first in American politics; Michelle Obama’s rabbi cousin signs up

    By Eric Fingerhut

    September 17, 2008 | 12:29 am

    CHICAGO (JTA) -- Saying it is their duty to "fight for the truth and against lashon hara," more than 400 rabbis have joined to back Barack Obama's presidential bid in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind effort.

    Rabbis for Obama, officially unveiled last week, is a grass-roots...

  • Being an African American candidate is different

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 6, 2008 | 12:48 am

    I never imagined that there would be an African American presidential nominee of a major party in my lifetime. Now that the Democrats are on the verge of nominating Sen. Barack Obama, I'm only just beginning to absorb how different it is. Most of what we know about black candidates...
  • McCain campaign checks out sole Jewish Republican Congressman as possible VP

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 5, 2008 | 8:40 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor bridges two unlikely constituencies, say those hoping to see the Virginia Republican on John McCain's presidential ticket: Jews and hard-core, red state conservatives.

    Pressed, however, these Cantor devotees admit there's not much between...
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  • State Assembly hopeful is a political and personal bridge builder

    By Tom Tugend

    July 23, 2008 | 3:58 pm

    When Robert J. Blumenfield was 12, he covered the 1980 Democratic and Republican conventions as a reporter for a youth-oriented magazine, and he has been hooked on politics since.

    In June, Blumenfield, 40, always addressed as Bob, won the Democratic primary to represent the 40th...

  • Obama’s support lags previous Dems, poll finds

    By Ami Eden

    July 23, 2008 | 3:16 am

    As he headed to Israel and the Palestinian Authority earlier this week, Sen. Barack Obama told reporters that as president, he would begin working on an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal from his first day in office. The presumptive Democratic candidate said, however, that both sides...
  • Now that Obama is in Israel, what should we expect?

    By Ami Eden

    July 23, 2008 | 1:40 am

    Latest:

    Barack Obama arrived in Israel and stressed the historic ties between the United States and the Jewish state.

    The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is on a Middle East and European tour aimed at shoring up his foreign policy credentials.

    “I want input and...

  • The Hadassah convention - VideoJew style

    By Jay Firestone

    July 17, 2008 | 4:42 pm

    The 94th annual Hadassah convention recently traveled to Los Angeles and JewishJournal.com VideoJew Jay Firestone was all over it, like jelly on gefilte fish.

    To get a feel for the convention, VideoJew submerged himself in many of the activities.  On his journey, he made new friends and even visited with some old friends.  But does he find his ‘eshet chayil?’ 

    Watch and find out.  Your rabbi would want you to.

    Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone and the amazing VideoJew Assistant, Sari Thayer.

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