Rabbi Nachum Shifren, a.k.a. The Surfing Rabbi, hopes rabbis will encourage their yeshiva students to be more physically active.
Jewish intellectuals, who have helped define conservative thought since at least the Reagan era, are now politically homeless.
J.J. Goldberg says this is the first election in which the losing side repudiated not just the winning candidate, but his voters. What’s animating the left’s unusual outrage?
(JTA) — The men’s clubs of the Reform and Conservative movements agreed on a “historic” collaboration. The agreement between the Men of Reform Judaism and the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, announced last month on the blog of the Union for Reform Judaism, emphasizes that the agreement is not a merger. But the groups have…
Sept 11, 2012 Sheldon Adelson has vowed to donate up to $100 million to defeat President Obama in November. A new study Center for American Progress Action Fund finds that if Mitt Romney’s tax plan was put in place Adelson could get up to $2 billion in tax cuts. Ed Schultz breaks down the numbers.
Aug 15, 2012 Ann Romney says her husband won’t release any more tax returns, meanwhile, Paul Ryan is already meeting with billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas. Ed Schultz explains.
July 16, 2012 Senate Republicans filibustered the DISCLOSE Act, effectively killing the bill that would have forced independent groups to release the names of donors who contribute more than $10000 to a political campaign. At the same time, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is reportedly dumping $5 million into a Super PAC that supports Republican Eric Cantor. Why is a billionaire investing so much money into a Congressional race? Ed talks to Tom Perriello, Former Congressman from Virginia, now the President and CEO of The Center For American Progress Action Fund.
New York’s Jews aren’t overwhelmingly pro-Obama.
While presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is the pick of the Republican Jewish establishment, Rick Santorum’s emphasis on traditional values earns him strong support among the Orthodox.
I’m not quite sure where this sort of thing takes us, but I’m noticing a growing amount of chatter on the Web about scientific research into the nature of the conservative mind. The general tone seems to be one of wondering what flaws in one’s physical makeup lead to political conservatism. It could be just a sophisticated liberal version of old-fashioned name-calling, but some of the research seems pretty impressive.