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  • On Wisconsin, Fight, Fight, Fight

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 15, 2011 | 6:44 pm

    During his 1948 presidential campaign against underdog Democrat Harry S. Truman, Republican Thomas E. Dewey was on the campaign trail. As a crowd surged toward the back of his train, an irritated Dewey told the crowd, “That’s the first lunatic I’ve had for an engineer. He...

  • Letters to the Editor: Federation, Egypt, Sonenshein, Soros

    February 23, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    Federation Funding Policy Clarified

    Rob Eshman’s opinion piece “Just Say Yes” (Feb. 18) misrepresented a number of key points.

    1) Our Federation’s Funding Policy on Israel Programming was the result of three months’ deliberation by a diverse group of leaders. It was...

  • 2008: The contest for the Jews

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    With Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession on Saturday, the real race begins. In the struggle between Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), there will be a fierce competition for Jewish support. Seeing potential weakness in Obama's Jewish flank, McCain will work...
  • Negotiating with Syria, still with the Rev. Wright brouhaha, Museum of Tolerance expansion

    June 5, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    Talks With Syria

    M.J. Rosenberg opens with the unqualified claim that former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold is "appalled" by Israel's negotiating with Syria. ("Israeli Talks With Syrians Make Sense," May 29). False. Gold has expressed no such view.

    Indeed, he actively participated...
  • Top stories for the 29 days of February, 2008

    By The Web Guy

    February 29, 2008 | 11:14 pm

    A potty-mouthed rabbi, a rockstar mom, and a shooting in Beverly Hills are among the top stories on JewishJournal.com this leap month.

    Here they are, starting with the biggest story:

    Super Tuesday: Jewish Primary by Raphael Sonenshein.  We liked this story so much that Raphe now...