Jewish Journal

  • The Debate and the Jews

    By Steven Windmueller

    October 23, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    During last evening’s debate some 33 minutes was devoted to the Middle East and more directly, United States-Israel relations. No other indicator more directly points to the significance placed by both campaigns on the “Jewish vote” in this coming election.

    Employing an array of... read on

  • The Election and the Jewish Vote: Coming into the Homestretch!

    By Steven Windmueller

    September 17, 2012 | 8:07 pm

    What will happen prior to November 6th?

    1. The Arrival of Late Money: Americans of all political stripes will be pouring additional resources into this election and the Jewish community is no exception. In 2010, Jews provided nearly $13 million to candidates and political... read on
  • Rules of Jewish Political Engagement

    By Steven Windmueller

    August 28, 2012 | 12:12 am

    Over the course of history, Jews would operate in the public sector adopting various political behaviors.

    In contemporary times, several of these competing ideas remain in play, influenced by different elements of Jewish experience and practice. Five of them are being introduced... read on

  • Two Views of America: Unpacking the Jewish Vote, Up Front and in Person

    By Steven Windmueller

    August 10, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Every voter has his/her own motivations and passions related to the nature of their vote.  Yet for 2012 two distinct viewpoints frame the collective “Jewish vote.” We can actually study these two political contrasts by exploring the stories of two individuals. For our purposes, we... read on

  • The Last One Hundred Days: Rhetoric, Money, and Target Constituencies

    By Steven Windmueller

    July 30, 2012 | 9:39 am

    With approximately 100 days to the November elections, the intensity of the campaign has accelerated. One can identify four core elements: focusing on fund raising, escalating the political rhetoric, studying key voter trends,  and creating new organizing initiatives.


    If the... read on

  • Hate and Politics: How Anti-Semites Interpret the Contemporary Political Scene

    By Steven Windmueller

    July 15, 2012 | 8:13 pm

    Jews have always encountered anti-Semitism. In this society, however, unlike many in which Jews have resided, one finds limited expressions of religious hatred or political attacks, yet such messages are still present. In surveying websites and political commentaries in preparation... read on

  • Origins of the “Jewish Vote”

    By Steven Windmueller

    July 1, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    “The Jewish Vote” Uncovering its Origin and Role
    in Shaping American Bipartisan Politics in Support of Israel

    Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.

    Sonja Schoepf Wentling and Rafael Medoff in their recent book, Herbert Hoover and the Jews: the Origins of the “Jewish Vote” and Bipartisan... read on

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