Tim Kaines is Hillary Clinton’s pick for Vice President, to the chagrin of the Democratic Party’s left wing and the — somewhat premature — excitement of Wikipedia. He has one of the longest records of service in politics among the people on Clinton’s shortlist, going back to his 1997 election as the mayor of Richmond, Virginia.49
A prominent peace activist interrupted Donald Trump’s speech on Thursday at the Republican National Convention in protest of his immigration policy.
Donald Trump’s closest Jewish advisers are Orthodox, and it looks like his donors are, too, signaling a change in Republican politics. The wild card? Sheldon Adelson.83
Donald Trump is a “failed, fraudulent businessman.” He has given “explicit endorsement to anti-Semitic imagery.” He is “dangerous, offensive, and grossly uninformed.” So says the elected official emerging as among the most strident Jewish voices opposing Donald Trump: New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
The Republican Party has rejected the two-state solution, the official policy of U.S. administrations for decades.
Ten days after the murder of promising Democratic staffer Seth Rich, the Washington D.C. slaying remains unsolved and police say they have no suspects in the crime.4
Lew Eisenberg, a New Jersey investor and longtime political fundraiser, serves as finance chair of Trump Victory, the main fundraising arm of the Trump campaign. He holds the same position for the Republican National Committee.165
Want to raise money for Jews for Jesus? A new Facebook tool can help. Want to raise money for an actual Jewish charity? Better dust off that old tzedakah box.24
Brooklyn’s Orthodox community is mourning the apparent suicide of a 22-year-old construction worker named Yakov Krausz, whose body was discovered Wednesday in an elevator motor room.14
Michele Bachmann said Donald Trump longs for the time when “even my Jews would say merry Christmas.”50
Stephanie Guedalia’s wake-up call came several years ago on Simchat Torah, in the early fall, when Jews celebrate the end of a full year of Torah readings, and start a new cycle. She was studying at a Modern Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem after high school, and decided to go to a talk given by a rabbi from Orayta, a yeshiva that admits students who are struggling with their faith.9
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