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  • Pew’s construct of “Jews of no religion” is imprecise and misleading

    December 12, 2013 | 3:14 pm

    Of the many interesting aspects of the recently released survey of Jewish Americans by the Pew Research Center (the “Pew Portrait”), perhaps none is more troubling than the distorted bisection  of American Jews into two primary sub-groups, one labeled “Jews by religion” and the...

  • Obama conference call with rabbis covers education, the meaning of the shofar, support for Israel

    September 18, 2008 | 12:56 am

    Barack Obama told a conference call of rabbis this morning that he supports government funding for after-school and mentoring programs in faith-based schools.

    Speaking to 900 rabbis on a pre-Rosh Hashanah call, Obama said he opposes "vouchers" for private schools, but would continue...
  • Rev. Jackson wants to cut Obama’s nuts off

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 10, 2008 | 2:00 am

    Of course the inestimable (gulp) Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized today for the remarks about Barack Obama that can be seen in the video above. It’s called backtracking. But it doesn’t change the fact that he said Obama has been “talking down to black people on this faith based” and that Jackson wants “to cut his nuts off.”

  • State of the Union Aftermath

    By James Besser

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    President Bush signaled the start of a new battle over faith-based health and social service programs in a State of the Union address that included a firm defense of his war in Iraq, a call to make his controversial tax cuts permanent and not a single mention of the Arab-Israeli...