5 Things To Expect When Bernie Sanders Speaks at the Democratic Convention

When Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 74-year-old Jewish democratic socialist from Vermont, began his campaign last year, no one expected him to take a strong insurgency all the way through the primary season. Now he’ll take his message of economic reform to a packed arena at the Democratic National Convention, where he’ll be a headline speaker on Monday’s opening night.

Simone Zimmerman Breaks Silence on Bernie Sanders, the Democrats — and Israel

For a five days in April, Simone Zimmerman was the most controversial figure in Jewish politics.


Did Barack Obama Wait Too Long To Oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC Chief?

In a fast moving set of events Sunday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee less than 24 hours before the party convened in Philadelphia for its nominating convention.


Amid Bernie Sanders Smear Leaks, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Cut from Convention

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, will not speak at the convention this week, reportedly because of the revelation of emails revealing tensions between the party and the Bernie Sanders campaign. In a related issue, a top DNC official apologized for an email in which he suggests depicting Sanders, who…

How One Funeral and 2 Dead Men Walking Herald Epic Shift on the Jewish Lower East Side

There was more than one corpse in the sanctuary of the Bialystoker Synagogue on the day that Heshy Jacob died.

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