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  • AJC poll: Approval of Obama drops to dead heat

    September 26, 2011 | 11:32 am

    As many Jewish voters approve of President Obama’s performance as disapprove in an American Jewish Committee poll that shows much disappointment stems from his handling of the economy.

    The AJC’s annual poll released Monday showed 45 percent of voters approved of Obama as opposed to...

  • Poll: Half of Israeli Jews hold negative views of Obama

    December 9, 2010 | 12:09 pm

    51 percent of Israeli Jews hold negative views of U.S. President Barack Obama, while 41 percent feel positive towards the American leader, a poll released on Thursday by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy found.

    According to the poll, the world figure most admired by Israeli Jews is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, with Obama coming in third place.

    Not surprisingly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the world leader most disliked by Israeli Jews.

    Read more at HAARETZ.com.

  • Kagan expected to win approval to high court

    August 5, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    The U.S. Senate is expected to approve Elana Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court.

    The full Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on the nomination. The Senate Judiciary Committee had approved Kagan two weeks ago by a 13-6 vote mostly on party lines.

    If approved by the Senate, Kagan,...

  • Standing in the polls

    By Steve Greenberg

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm


  • Get a Life, George

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I've watched few "Seinfeld" episodes, but one stands out in my mind. During a double date, George inadvertently offends Jerry's date, Jody. After George learns from Jerry that Jody doesn't like him, George falls all over himself for a second chance to make a good impression.


  • Other Voices

    By Teresa Strasser

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    There's nothing so intoxicating as when a mentor singles you out,shining the warm light of approval all over you.

    When that mentor is an older man and you, the student, a youngwoman, you've just mixed up a potent sexual-charge cocktail. Don'tdrive home. Your depth perception is...