Since the November election, there’s been a lot of talk among journalists about the way our profession overlooked and misunderstood populist, pro-Trump America. It’s a challenge for us at the Forward, as well. That is why we are launching “Red State Jews.”
(JTA) — The only Orthodox synagogue in Des Moines is selling its building, which will leave the Iowa city without an Orthodox synagogue for the first time since the 1880s. Beth El Jacob has a potential buyer for its nearly 60-year-old building, the Des Moines Register reported. The congregation of about 80 families has been…
(JTA) — The Iowa state Senate voted to approve a bill aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement against Israel. The bill approved Wednesday by a vote of 38-9 prevents state funds from being invested in companies that boycott Israel. The bill was passed in February year by the Iowa state…
(JTA) — The Iowa caucuses are over — and the first real test of the presidential candidates’ viability gave us more questions than answers.
Exceeding expectations and outperforming polls, Bernie Sanders scored a near dead heat with frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.
Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (yes, he has a star), has been defaced with a swastika.
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio movingly explained his Christian faith to an atheist in Iowa. The same message could help him quell Jewish fears about voting Republican, Bethany Mandel argues.
It’s kind of hard to picture Bernie Sanders engaging in an Iowan pie-eating contest. And yet, Ari Paul asks, is the corn-fed, Midwestern state ready for an East Coast Jew?
On a frigid night in what has been an unusually cold winter here, Bernie Sanders packed more than 1,200 people into the resplendent Orpheum Theatre, a nearly 90-year-old venue in this western Iowa outpost across the Missouri River from Nebraska.
Jewish Democrats demanded an apology from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for saying many American Jews are “Democrats first and Jews second.”