With a shoestring budget and provocative tactics, Students for Justice in Palestine might not sound like a political dynamo. Yet it’s making its voice heard on campuses from coast to coast.168
The Jewish Theological Seminary plans to sell portions of a prized 1455 Gutenberg Bible at auction in the latest sign that the school is grappling with a long-running financial crisis.4
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.
American Jewish World Service has successfully raised millions for overseas relief work. But it had to scrap a domestic advocacy push after donors balked.
Robert Shillman heads a publicly traded American technology company called Cognex Corp with a market value of $4 billion. He also says he is a big supporter of last Sunday’s Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest in Texas that was attacked by two gunmen who opened fire before being shot dead by police.53
Firebrand Pamela Geller is vowing to push ahead with another event showcasing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed — even after radical gunmen attacked the first one.73
Once derided as a crackpot, Pamela Geller has a bulging budget and rising support for her anti-Islam message. After the weekend shootings in Texas, could she take center stage in a national debate over faith and freedom?162
Republicans are taking a growing interest in Orthodox Jews — not only as voters, but also as key funders. How will this new breed of religious activism shape national politics?38
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