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  • How liberal critics failed Israel

    By David Suissa

    August 14, 2014 | 4:21 pm

    If you listen to some prominent liberal critics of Israel, you might think that liberalism in Israel is in a deep coma. For many years now, these critics have been single-mindedly obsessed with one liberal cause: Israel’s failure to make peace with the Palestinians.

    It’s a great...

  • Leonard Fein, liberal activist and scholar, dies

    By tessc

    August 14, 2014 | 12:39 pm

    Leonard Fein, a veteran Jewish activist and writer, has died at 80.

    Fein died Thursday morning, announced the Forward newspaper, where he was a longtime columnist.

    A prominent voice of Jewish liberalism and left-wing Zionism, Fein was the author of numerous books on Jewish...

  • Why won’t liberals defend Israel?

    By David Suissa

    December 18, 2013 | 11:53 am

    As I was reading about “engagement” — the new buzzword regarding Israel that came out of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial this past weekend in San Diego — I wondered: Did anyone at the convention notice the other hot word circulating regarding the Jewish state?

    This...

  • Pew finds Jews mostly liberal

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 23, 2013 | 11:46 am

    One of the most interesting findings of the respected Pew Research Center’s poll of American Jews was the continuing theme of Jewish liberalism and approval of Barack Obama’s performance — a vote of confidence in the president exceeded only by that of African-American Protestants...

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  • Liberal Jewish groups unleash on doomed abortion bill

    June 20, 2013 | 10:13 am

    Liberal Jewish groups fired a verbal barrage against a restrictive abortion bill passed by the Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives, calling it “egregious,” “outrageous,” “an affront,” and “deeply disappointing.”

    Such strong language is unusual in any case for...

  • California: the left’s laboratory

    By Dennis Prager

    June 6, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    Our state of California has become a laboratory. The progressive party, the Democrats, holds every statewide office, from governor on down, and they hold super-majorities in both houses of the state legislature. Even if every Republican legislator in Sacramento votes against a...

  • Everything is easier than doing good

    By Dennis Prager

    September 5, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    Some thoughts for Rosh Hashanah:

    If we took a vote on what trait we human beings most value, goodness would undoubtedly win. Certainly goodness is the trait that we most want everyone else to possess.

    But if we say we value goodness above everything else — and surely Judaism...

  • So, how many Jews will vote for Mitt Romney?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    Here is a truism we all already know: Jews are news. The fact is, no matter how tiny the American Jewish community might be — between 1.5 and 2 percent of the population — the battle for Jewish votes will be extensively reported and analyzed.

    Over the last several decades,...

  • Decals on my car - don’t want any!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 10, 2011 | 11:45 am

    Does having a decal of children, dogs and your entire family on your car make you a better Mom?  And more importantly, does NOT having one make me a bad Mom?

    I was pondering that question as I sat in traffic on the 405 freeway the other day.  As usual, I was stuck behind a Minivan...

  • Jewish groups condemn effort to ban circumcision

    November 18, 2010 | 5:27 pm

    San Francisco-area Jewish organizations condemned a proposed ballot measure to outlaw Jewish ritual circumcision in the city.

    The Anti-Defamation League, the local Jewish Community Relations Council, the Board of Rabbis of Northern California and the American Jewish Committee...

  • Will Congress listen to liberal pro-Israel groups’ criticism of Gaza operation?

    December 30, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—In the first sign of a post-election struggle to set the American Jewish community’s Middle East agenda, a quartet of liberal pro-Israel groups is criticizing Jerusalem’s decision to launch retaliatory attacks against Gaza.

    J Street, Americans for Peace Now, Brit...

  • Henry Waxman: In his own words

    November 20, 2008 | 2:42 pm

    What makes Waxman run?  

    Earlier today, Rep. Henry Waxman defeated Congressman John Dingell for Chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

    The Westside Democrat, who is 69, now assumes a key role in pushing for greater government action on environmental issues...
  • Can new pro-Israel group J Street generate political clout?

    November 13, 2008 | 12:24 am

    Can fundraising success translate into Capitol Hill clout?

    That's the question facing J Street, the new liberal pro-Israel political action committee, which raised nearly $570,000 for 41 U.S. House and Senate candidates -- a total far surpassing most other pro-Israel political action...

  • Jews looked past worries to embrace Obama

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 6, 2008 | 6:08 pm

    For some Jewish voters, the strangeness of Barack Obama was like a recurring dream: unsettling and then settling in, and then, suddenly, revelatory.

    Ari Wallach described breaking through to elderly Jews in Florida who had resisted voting for the son of the man from Kenya, the tall...

  • Obama’s victory resonates with L.A. Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2008 | 2:35 am

    After morning minyan at Valley Beth Shalom on Election Day, one of the elderly members, a child of the Holocaust and survivor of discrimination in its evilest form, approached Rabbi Ed Feinstein with joy.

    "Can you imagine?" he asked the rabbi. "We've lived to see a black man elected...

  • California Jewish Voters Guide: Views on state and local issues split on party lines

    By Tom Tugend

    October 30, 2008 | 2:50 am

    The presidential race is garnering most of the headlines, but there's plenty of emotional energy -- and money -- left to lavish on the 12 statewide propositions on the California ballot, plus various city and county initiatives.

    As in the top of the ballot contest between Sens....
  • Jewish vote not a sure bet in swing state Nevada

    October 29, 2008 | 10:52 pm

    Support for presidential candidate Barack Obama remains strong among Nevada's Jewish population, but Jews can no longer be counted on as a bloc vote for the Democrats.

    It is a startling revelation to many Jewish leaders in the state, including Rabbi Felipe Goodman of Conservative...

  • Rush Limbaugh tells the caller from Michigan why Jews back Obama*

    By The Web Guy

    October 28, 2008 | 12:19 am

    Here’s the transcript, right from Rush’s site
    and streaming RealAudio, so you can read along:

    ...

    CALLER:  Okay.  This is sort of my question or my comment.  I’m a Jewish woman, and I have been recently very disturbed by Jesse Jackson’s comments he made, you know, the comment last...

  • Which way will we vote? The Jewish community is split as campaign tactics intensify division

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 15, 2008 | 11:53 pm

    Gov. Sarah Palin was effusive during the vice presidential debate when given the chance to express her affinity for Israel. Given the chance, Sen. Joe Biden, her Democratic counterpart, pointed to his long record of love for Israel, too. In American politics, most people do.

    But in...

  • Democratic platform sticks close to Jewish positions

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 27, 2008 | 1:00 am

    DENVER (JTA) -- When it comes to the Middle East and Sen. Barack Obama's Democratic Party platform, things are staying pretty much the same -- which, in this case, is the kind of change pro-Israel activists can believe in.

    The platform committee appears to have heeded recommendations...

  • Q & A with Daniel Sokatch -- building a better community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 26, 2008 | 11:33 am


    Daniel Sokatch leaves Los Angeles this week to become CEO of the Jewish Community Federation in San Francisco after spending the last nine years transforming the start-up Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) into one of the most recognizable progressive Jewish advocacy organizations in...
  • Illegal aliens; Dems and Reps; Shocked, just shocked!

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Illegal Aliens
     
    Roberto Loiederman's article, "Living and Working [Il]legally in America" (Sept. 8), achieved its desired results. The Jewish guilt arose in me with each passing word like hot gases about to blow off the top of a volcano. How can I deny illegal Mexicans and others...
  • Radio Host Barry Gordon: It’s All Right to Be Left

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "I don't come in until the sax solo," Barry Gordon says to the technician in the cramped, second-floor studio in the North Hollywood area.

    Gordon takes off his glasses, places them on a pile of books, and, light-green highlighter in hand, he begins marking up another text, this one...

  • Letters to the Editor

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Left

    Gary Wexler ("Left-Leaning Jewish Groups Out-of-Touch Now," Aug. 4) ought not to be surprised by the wrath of his former compatriots in last week's Letters to the Editor. It is the standard fury against an apostate.

    Instead, he is to be commended for doing what too few of...

  • Left-Leaning Jewish Groups Out-of-Touch Now

    By Gary Wexler

    August 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It is time that we American Jewish liberals who have been left leaning about our politics regarding Israel begin to review the support we give to the organizations that have been leading us.

    They are proving themselves obsolete, outdated and out-of-touch. Since the beginning of...

  • Letters to the Editor

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Mideast Situation

    I write to you out of deep concern regarding the Bush administration's failure to meet the challenge of dealing with the violence in the Middle East (Cover Story, July 21).

    Secretary of State [Condoleeza] Rice went to Rome with violence raging in southern Lebanon...

  • Don’t Discard Liberal Jewish Groups

    By David Pine

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Gary Wexler levels the charges that Americans for Peace Now (APN), along with other organizations associated with American Jewish liberals, are obsolete. He writes that we are ignoring the "real" threats facing Israel such as those emanating from Syria and Iran, that we are out of...

  • Jewish Voters to Play Key Primary Role

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Democratic districts on Los Angeles' Westside and in the Valley, next week's primary will not only determine the Democratic winner but also the person who will almost certainly win in the fall's general election. And Jewish voters, who are overwhelmingly Democratic, will play a...

  • Spectator - Spin-Doctors of the Revolution

    By Steven Rosen

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rachel Boynton, director of the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis," was excited when she first learned that American political consultants export their work globally.

    While a student at Columbia School of Journalism, she saw a film about the history of 20th century nonviolent...

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