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October 29, 2008 | 10:52 pm
October 29, 2008 | 3:06 am
October 29, 2008 | 1:41 amI have been through three presidential election cycles while at The Jewish Journal.
The candidates change. The issues ebb and flow. Administrations come and go. But Larry Greenfield -- that dude abides.
On Thursday evening, Oct. 30, I'm going to see Larry. Again.
Greenfield is the...
October 22, 2008 | 3:56 am
October 17, 2008 | 10:38 pm
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign still won’t allow official advisers and surrogates to share a stage with the Republican Jewish Coalition, but, with the help of the NJDC and former Rep. Mel Levine, a Democratic replacement has been found for the debate Sunday at the Valley Cities JCC, hosted by the Council of Israeli Community in L.A. Taking Levine’s place is an adjunct professor of law at UCLA, David Kaye.
October 15, 2008 | 11:50 pm
October 13, 2008 | 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (JTA)—A campaign by a new dovish pro-Israel group to get Jewish newspapers not to run Republican Jewish Coalition attack ads has raised questions about what’s kosher and what isn’t in this fraught political season.
The new group, J Street, helped flood many Jewish...
October 4, 2008 | 4:12 pm
First came Sarah Silverman with a video for The Great Schlep, an organized effort to get young Jews across America to visit older relatives in Florida to convince them to back Obama [WARNING ADULT LANGUAGE]:
And here’s Jackie Mason’s response, gleefully e-mailed all over cyberspace yesterday (Silverman’s video was released Sept. 25) by the Republican Jewish Coalition:
September 24, 2008 | 1:19 am
September 18, 2008 | 8:21 pm
September 18, 2008 | 12:56 amBarack 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...
September 17, 2008 | 3:55 am
Joelna Marcus tells JTA she was the target of a push poll because she is Jewish. A caller, pretending to be a pollster, tried to insinuate Barack Obama is pro-Palestinian.
The Republican Jewish Coalition has admitted it sponsored a negative poll about Barack Obama.
September 3, 2008 | 1:09 am
January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pmDemocrats Call on GOP to Condemn Prager, Rep. Goode
For several months, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) pounded Democrats for allegedly being soft on Israel and for failing to call out Democratic leaders who made anti-Israel remarks. Before the midterm elections, the RJC even...
October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pmBill Boyarsky
Bill Boyarsky's piece on public schools neglected to mention both Bob Hertzberg and Dr. Keith Richman's contribution to the movement to transform Los Angeles schools ("Mayor's Plan for Schools Gets 'E' for Effort," Sept. 22) Most importantly, teachers not politicians,...
October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pmSure, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has an agenda.
The RJC wants Jews to become Republicans. So, the RJC buys ads in Jewish newspapers.
Why the unbridled hysteria? Were the ads pornographic?
For some liberals, free speech is selective. For them, (Jewish) community...
October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pmTop Democrats are mounting a furious counterattack against claims by Jewish Republicans that the GOP is likelier to favor Israel.
"Say 'no' to this effort to somehow target Democrats as being opposed to Israel," Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who is Jewish, said Sept.28 in a hastily...
September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pmIllegal 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...
September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pmChamberlain Ad
I do not know if I can communicate how deeply offended I was by the Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) Neville Chamberlain ad on page 6 of the Sept. 8 Jewish Journal. Besides the complete lack of intellectual honesty, the appalling lack of logical reasoning fails...
August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pmBill Boyarsky
Bill Boyarsky's article ("Needed: Rational Discussion," Aug. 18) was inaccurate and mean-spirited. He had the opportunity to dissent and speak up at the meeting of more than 400 attendees, but instead chose to vent to Journal readers who were not there and who could...
August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm
The Reagan Library was the setting when more than 500 Jewish Republicans gathered to pay tribute to U.S. and Israeli armed forces. RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, and Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) set a powerful model of the necessity for firm resolve at this time of international crises....
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Fun Way to Fund
Dancing, networking, pool playing, raffle bidding and martini drinking were the main themes of the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) highly successful Young Leaders Summer Soiree fundraising party. Proceeds from the Aug. 11 event at Gotham Hall went toward the ADL's...