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  • ANALYSIS: Who advises McCain and Obama?

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 28, 2008 | 5:50 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- When the question of recognizing Israel landed on President Harry Truman's desk in May 1948, he had to balance the advice of his old friend, Clark Clifford, against the general he deeply admired, George Marshall.

    In the end Truman went with his friend,...
  • Youth Groups Are Worth the Fight

    By Lisa Greengard

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Here is a dreaded conversation familiar to most parents of Jewish teens:

    Them: "Hi, this is your synagogue youth adviser calling to make sure you received the flyer about our upcoming youth group event. Will your child be joining us?"

    You: "Thank you for your phone call. I talked...

  • Social Issues Still Divide Jews, GOP

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Call it the tale of two Mellmans.

    Mark Mellman, one of John Kerry's top four advisers, launched a talk with Jewish Democrats in Boston last month with a drasha (short sermon) on the meaning of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish fast day that happened to fall during the party convention. Then,...

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