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  • A letter to Keith Ellison: How Jews will love you

    By David Suissa

    6 hours ago

    Dear Mr Ellison,

    I share many of the concerns expressed by your critics who are opposed to your candidacy to head the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Among other things, your past associations with some nasty anti-Semitic forces, such as the Nation of Islam, and your vote...

  • Bernie Sanders gets endorsement from first Muslim US congressman

    February 16, 2016 | 8:48 am

    Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.

    “This is not a ‘no you can’t’ campaign. This is not a diminish your dreams kind of campaign. This is a ‘believe in the possibilities we can do...

  • Son of George Soros launches Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC…and it’s not about Israel

    By Jared Sichel

    April 21, 2015 | 7:40 pm

    A Jewish political action committee  (PAC) devoted solely to promoting progressive stances on domestic issues in the United States was launched April 21 by the nonprofit Bend the Arc. The new PAC is the first of its kind among this country’s more than 30 Jewish PACs, most of which...

  • Jewish victims of gun violence to attend State of the Union address

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 11, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    After Sami Rahamim’s father, Reuven Rahamim, was killed in a workplace shooting in Minneapolis on Sept. 27, the 17-year-old high school senior began going to synagogue early every morning to say the Mourner’s Kaddish.

    He has also become an advocate for stricter gun regulations in...

  • Briefs: Muslim Congressman joins anti-Semitism panel; Kol tov at Kol Tikvah; Married rabbi and canto

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The only Muslim member of Congress has joined its anti-Semitism task force, founded earlier this summer by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

    "I am honored to join the Congressional Anti-Semitism Task Force because it embodies the ideals...

  • Prager shouldn’t lose his museum post

    By David Klinghoffer

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For decrying a Muslim congressman who wished to take a ceremonial oath of office on a Quran instead of a Bible, should KRLA-AM radio host Dennis Prager be punished?

    Specifically, should he be kicked off the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council? That is what a diverse range of Prager...

  • Prager’s presence no longer benefits Holocaust Museum

    By Michael Berenbaum

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Wise men be cautious with your words" is the admonition of the Talmud.

    Even a wise man can say foolish things. Dennis Prager is no fool, but he certainly made a foolish remark in insisting that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) take the oath of office on a Christian Bible.

    Permit me...