Unlike the Bernie Sanders supporters who insist everyone should vote for him come November even though he’s not the Democratic nominee for president, Ben and Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen is thinking strategically. He despises Hillary Clinton, but he believes Donald Trump to be a “huge evil” and a unique threat to American democracy, and says some people should choose Clinton: swing state voters.10
A widely admired New York rabbi, Haskel Lookstein has faced down controversies this past month over an invitation to give an invocation at Donald Trump’s convention and the Israeli Rabbinate’s rejection of his Orthodox conversions. At 83, the leader of Manhattan’s Kehilath Jeshurun finds himself yanked into the spotlight.9
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Washington, D.C., dropped the charges against Ingmar Gaundique, the alleged killer of Chandra Levy.4
At a rally in Davenport, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump said he wanted to “hit” several unnamed speakers at the Democratic National Convention “so hard” they would “never recover.”195
Women are being squeezed from all sides, because men in power see their domination and sense of national identity slipping away, Jane Eisner writes.
For Israel, would a Hillary Clinton administration continue the tone set by Barack Obama? Or would she be a much warmer and closer friend to the Jewish state? It depends who and what you want to listen to at this Democratic convention19
A large fire damaged the Boston-area home that serves as headquarters of the local Jewish social justice group Moishe Kavod House on Thursday morning.
The speakers mentioned ISIS. They mentioned Iran. But there was nary a peep about another big I: Israel.20
In many ways, Wasserman Schultz embodied the enormous influence that American Jews have within the Democratic Party. A Jew with deep communal involvements who was a key pillar of support for the mainstream pro-Israel lobby in Congress and within the party, Wasserman was both chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a member of Congress sitting on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations — a panel that votes on all major government expenditures. This put her at the nexus of U.S. policy, politics and political fundraising in a way that few others matched.15
New York State’s Attorney General recommended in court filings that the Orthodox Jewish businessmen who made a quick $72 million selling a Lower East Side nursing home to a condo developer should no longer be allowed to buy nursing homes in New York State, the New York Post reported.
Mordy Siegal is committed to providing convenient kosher food to the hungry masses.
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