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  • Should my sukkah have a debt ceiling?

    October 7, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    Each Sukkot we read in Kohelet, Ecclesiastes, that there “is a time to tear down, and a time to build up.” For my sukkah it was time for both.

    Last year the legs of my sukkah were bowed and its roof supports looked flimsy. This year I wanted to rebuild my Jewish infrastructure,...

  • L.A. aid groups fear deficit cuts following debt ceiling fight

    By Ryan Torok

    August 17, 2011 | 11:15 am

    With the agreement that raising the federal debt ceiling would require at least $2.4 trillion in spending cuts, officials at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFSLA) and Jewish Vocational Service Los Angeles (JVSLA) fear losing funding for programs. 

    JFSLA could lose...

  • Rob Eshman: Good Leaders

    By Rob Eshman

    August 2, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    If Republicans want a primer on how to keep losing the Jewish vote, all they have to do is look at what happened in Washington this past week.

    The go-to assumption of many people on the right is that American Jews follow a single, unthinking, liberal party line. This became clear to...

  • With debt deal, Jews’ fight and worries shift to new ‘super committee’

    August 2, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    Even before the debt deal was signed Tuesday in Washington, U.S. Jewish groups and recipients of government largesse were asking the same question: Who’s going to get cut?

    It’s still too early to say. But the new “super committee” created to hash out the details of $1.2...

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  • Giffords votes in House; colleague says preparations readying for re-election run

    August 2, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Following her dramatic return to Congress for the first time since she was shot, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced that she would run for re-election in 2012.

    Giffords (D-Ariz.) made the announcement Tuesday morning on “The Early Show.” The CBS program promptly tweeted the...

  • Gabrielle Giffords returns to House, votes for debt limit deal [VIDEO]

    August 1, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    From CBS.com:

    Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona made a surprise return to Washington Monday to vote in favor of an agreement to raise the debt limit.

    “Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis,” her office said in a Tweet.

    Lawmakers offered Giffords a standing ovation on the House floor when she showed up in the chamber.

    Read more at CBSNews.com.

  • Jewish Dems defend Wasserman Schultz after West’s attack

    July 21, 2011 | 9:11 am

    Jewish Democrats slammed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for his vituperative attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as a pro-Israel PAC raised funds for the congresswoman based on the attack.

    West emailed Wasserman Schultz, who is also the chairwoman of the Democratic National...

  • The Demonization of Eric Cantor

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 19, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    Attacks on Eric Cantor are gaining steam. Harry Reid called him childish. Many in the media have portrayed him as the obstinate Republican who will destroy American credit by blocking a deal on raising the debt ceiling. But for those of us who feel constantly ripped off by a...

  • Senate Democrats to Jews: Help us on budget, defending Obama

    July 15, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    When two-fifths of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate met this week in Washington with representatives of Jewish groups, the senators delivered a clear message: If you agree with us, it’s about time you spoke up.

    The appeal, delivered at an annual meeting organized by the Democratic...

  • Don’t count on it

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 13, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    Please don’t run a countdown clock on the debt ceiling. 

    For weeks, that’s what Jack Lew, the Obama Administration’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been urging the television networks not to do.

    You know the kind of clock he means.  It’s what we saw...