Michele Bachmann said Donald Trump longs for the time when “even my Jews would say merry Christmas.”51
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
White supremacist leader David Duke blasted Newt Gingrich, saying he would be “a better pick” than the former Republican House speaker whom Donald Trump is considering as running mate.4
At a senior center in South Brooklyn, the old Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet bloc can’t wait to vote for Donald Trump.111
If you’re an evangelical and you support Donald Trump, isn’t that, well, not very Christian of you?
Strictly speaking, grilling food in cabins has never been allowed at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin.3
What does it take to get blackballed from the Jewish charity industry? Being the second-in-command during the biggest Jewish charity catastrophe in decades, and walking away from the mess with a $92,000 bonus, is apparently not enough.
Taking yet another shift to the right on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, the Republican Party is poised to drop reference to Palestinians from its platform and to reinforced the call for keeping Jerusalem “undivided” under Israeli rule.20
In its last round of debates, the Democratic Party once again refused to insert language seen as pro-Palestinian into its platform.17
Rejecting decades-old policy, the Republican Party approved on July 12 a platform that does not include a call for a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Instead, it defers to Israel to determine whether it is interested in negotiating a deal with the Palestinians, and omits any reference to a solution that would establish an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.68
Elie Wiesel, who passed away last Saturday, left behind a moral legacy that will continue to shape the world’s views on history, humanity and the danger of bigotry.
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