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  • Climbing the peace mountain

    July 16, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    The rockets being fired into Israel from Gaza, Israel’s airstrikes in response, and the contemptible killing of the three Israeli teenagers and revenge killing of the Palestinian teenager remind us that the status quo does not endure in our region. Apparent calm can be upended at...

  • Josh Mandel falls to Sherrod Brown in Ohio

    November 6, 2012 | 11:26 pm

    Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel failed in his bid to unseat Sen. Sherrod Brown.

    Republicans hoping to win control of the U.S. Senate had placed great hope in Mandel, a former Marine who is Jewish. Brown is a strong ally of organized labor and a pillar of the Democratic Party's progressive wing.

  • Where are the other Jewish anti-war voices?

    By Leonard Fein

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On March 12, by action of its Executive Committee, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) became the first national Jewish organization to take more than a tongue-clucking position on the Iraq war.

    It did what the United States Senate has been unable to do: It voted overwhelmingly to...

  • Senate Shocker

    By James D. Besser

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The stunning change in the U.S. Senate triggered by Sen. James Jeffords' switch from GOP to independent status means a seismic shift in the war over a host of domestic issues, including the church-state skirmishes that have preoccupied Jewish groups.

    The change is less likely to...

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  • Kosher Candidate

    By Michael J

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman's first Friday in the U.S. Senate posed a problem for him - not politically, but religiously.

    It was 1988, and the Senate session was running late into the night. Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, was obliged to stick around, despite the Sabbath.

    Instead of walking...

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