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Jews as the New WASPS

By Steven Windmueller

June 27, 2012 | 10:26 pm

As American census data suggests this nation is undergoing a significant and rapid change in its ethnic, racial and social orientation. For the first time in US history, racial and ethnic... read on

  • Let the Political Battle Begin: The Wars among the Jews

    By Steven Windmueller

    June 11, 2012 | 9:43 am

    The decision by Temple Israel of Miami to cancel an invitation to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) to speak at Friday evening services appears to be in response to the objections and threats of an influential Republican congregant. This sideshow may have signaled the... read on

  • The Origins of the ‘Jewish Vote’

    By Steven Windmueller

    May 29, 2012 | 11:35 pm

    A new book, entitled Herbert Hoover and the Jews was recently released; its authors, Sonia Wentling and Rafael Medoff, posit that the 1944 elections represented a potential transformative moment in American Jewish political behavior. Fearing the loss of support for President... read on

  • Religion and Philosophy in the Shaping of an American President

    By Steven Windmueller

    May 29, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Religious and social values of our Presidents have defined their ideas and shaped their public policies. Herbert Hoover’s Quaker ancestry, Bill Clinton’s Southern Baptist orientation, Jimmy Carter and his “born again” faith reflect but a selection of American Presidents who held... read on

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  • Jews that Count, and the Rest of Us

    By Steven Windmueller

    May 9, 2012 | 10:43 am

    In this forthcoming Presidential election, only about a fourth of American Jewish voters will truly have anything to say about the final outcome!  As a result somewhat less than 1,300,000 Jews will have any meaningful impact in shaping the 2012 results. While election day is still... read on

  • Are Younger Jews Paying Their Dues? The Changing Landscape of Jewish Politics

    By Steven Windmueller

    May 9, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Younger voters (those between the ages of 18-30) will be a target audience for both political parties this fall.

    With the economic picture being bleak around job creation, higher gas prices, and the student loan debate, many younger voters may well be searching for political answers... read on

  • New Study Affirms Jewish Liberal Commitments

    By Steven Windmueller

    April 9, 2012 | 11:12 am

    A survey entitled, Chosen for What? Jewish Values in 2012 was released this week (April 3rd) by the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute.  The results suggest that “a majority of American Jews are welcoming of immigrants, favorably disposed towards American Muslims,... read on

  • Fewer in the Pews: Implications for American Liberalism

    By Steven Windmueller

    March 18, 2012 | 7:07 pm

    Two leading political scientists, Robert Putnam and David Campbell, have recently released their findings related to the connection between religious affiliation and voting patterns. Their study released this month in Foreign Affairs magazine suggests that “church attendance has... read on

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