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  • Low Expectations

    By James D

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Nov. 7 is still a few days away, but Jewish leaders are already patting themselves on the back for a job well done.

    Jewish clout is alive and well, they're telling each other; more than ever, candidates in both major parties are saying the things Jewish audiences want to hear.

    Well,...

  • Decisions, Decisions

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The race for the 41st Assembly District, which includes Santa Monica, Malibu, Brentwood and the southwestern San Fernando Valley, is the perfect microcosm of the Jewish voting dilemma: whether to cast one's ballot for the Jewish candidate or the candidate who, although not Jewish,...

  • What Makes Joe Run (So Well)?

    By James D

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    What's with Joe Lieberman?

    Less than two months ago, when Al Gore tapped Lieberman as his vice-presidential running mate, pundits predicted the Connecticut senator would put the nation to sleep. Sure, he has integrity, they said, but he's hardly any more animated a campaigner than...

  • All of the Above for President

    By Burt Prelutsky

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Unfortunately, it is once again one of those years when it is simply impossible to avoid discussing politics. The problem is that so many otherwise cordial people become so snippy when it comes to presidential elections. Being an independent with Libertarian leanings, I find the...

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  • The 6 O’Clock Solution

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Ralph Fertig, a retired judge and current community activist and novelist, has what a lot of progressive Californians are looking for: a solution to voting on Nov. 7.

    Fertig, a lifelong Democrat until four months ago, registered with the Green Party recently as a statement against the...

  • Continental Divide

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark experienced something of an epiphany last month in North Carolina, a continent away from his Southern California home. It was a spiritual journey he shared with a large group of his fellow Reform rabbis.

    The rest of the Jewish community will feel the journey's...

  • Does the Jewish Vote Matter to Gore and Bush?

    By James D

    March 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As fast as it began, it ended: the political fireworks ignited by the New Hampshire presidential primary and the meteoric rise of insurgent Republican contender John McCain ended with a fizzle after last week's "Super Tuesday" contests.

    There was a parallel story on the Democratic...

  • Election Reactions

    By Eric Roth

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Favorite sons George W. Bush and Al Gore scored their knockout victories Tuesday. CNN and NPR reported that insurgent Senators McCain and Bradley were preparing to exit the presidential election campaign following their disappointing results.

    Many Jewish activists, however, found the...

  • The New Jewish “Vote” ?

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Super Tuesday election inspires these thoughts on what constitutes "The Jewish vote."

    It's no secret that Jewish voters are turned off to Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Now we know how turned off they are.

    Exit polling by the Field organization reported the voter breakdown among Jews...

  • Knox vs. Kuehl

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Voters frequently complain about being forced to choose between the lesser of two evils when it comes to candidates for public office. But what's a voter supposed to do when given the choice between two good, solid politicians of virtually equal records?

    In the case of Assembly...

  • Grand Illusion

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Joerg Haider's unexpected resignation as head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party is widely seen as a strategic ploy that may ultimately win him more political power -- including the nation's leadership.

    "It is important not to overestimate" the move, Marta Halpert, director of the...

  • Held Accountable

    By Eric Roth

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education" --...
  • Upping the Ante

    By David Landau

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has placed his latest bet in the strange and frustrating poker game between Israel and Syria.

    Now it is up to the Syrians to either see the bet and resume the stalled peace negotiations -- or fold and walk away from the game, perhaps for many years...

  • Stars, Bars and the Jewish Vote

    By James D

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish Republican leaders are singing an optimistic song about their party's prospects in this year's presidential election.

    But listen to voters, and you hear a different melody. Despite what many analysts see as a modest conservative shift in the Jewish electorate, even some Jewish...

  • The Way(s) We Vote Now

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When Republican presidential candidate John McCain recently addressed an influential Jewish group in the East, he told them, in answer to a question about Jonathan Pollard, that he felt the man had betrayed his country and he, McCain, was not in favor of releasing him from prison....
  • Barak’s Political Life Depends on Syria Referendum

    By David Landau

    December 23, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The interviewer's question to Prime Minister Ehud Barak on Israeli television over the weekend was clearly one Barak would have preferred to do without.

    Yet, as he must have known, it was one that has been on everyone's minds and lips here since the long-stalled Syrian-Israeli peace...

  • ‘Marriage’ In California

    By Eric Roth

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Although Californians do not go to the polls for another four months, Proposition 22 has already taken an early lead in the race to become the hot button issue of Election 2000. At the center of the debate is the deceptively simple wording of the proposition, sponsored by Republican...
  • The Kids Are All Right

    July 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There's an unusual program planned this summer for counselors and older campers at Camp Gilboa, Southern California's newest Jewish summer camp. They're taking part in a national referendum to decide their political relationship with the Israel Labor Party.

    It's a real vote, not an...

  • Too Close to Call

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Fangs bared and chests thrust out, the competitors stepped into the ring and proceeded to demolish each other in ways both fair and unfair.

    Was it the World Wrestling Federation? No, just another debate on Valley secession.

    Last week, the Anti-Defamation League invited representatives...

  • Endangered Species

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Pity the poor Jewish Republicans. This was supposed to be their year, the election that was sure to put them on the map at last as a serious force, both in the Republican Party and in the Jewish community. Instead, it put them on the endangered species list.

    On Capitol Hill, their...

  • And the Nominees Are…

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    If you think the Academy Awards are unfair, biased and arbitrary, wait until you see what we've come up with for our first Jewish film awards.

    Herewith are The Jewish Journal nominees for the best and worst in Jewish movies for 1998.

    To cast your vote, e-mail us at ab871@lafn.org or...

  • Since the Partition

    By Yehuda Lev

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Nov. 29, 1947: A joyous day in Israel. Photo from"Jerusalem in 3000 Years," Konemann, 1995.


    Fifty years ago this week, on Nov. 29, 1947, the General Assembly ofthe United Nations voted to partition British-held Palestine into aJewish state, an Arab state, and a corpus separatum,...

  • Trouble in Paradise

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels received the surprising news during Rosh Hashanah morning services at Beth Shir Sholom in Santa Monica. The Rev. Sandra Richards of the Church in Ocean Park stood up in her seat to tell him: The Oct. 1 vote on whether to decertify the union at the Miramar...
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