Last week, outrage over her party’s machinations against Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary race cost Jewish Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz her seat as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Now, along with the specter of the Iran deal, it may be coming after her seat in the House.7
Pope Francis met with “Lost Tribe seeker” Michael Freund in Poland on Sunday to discuss the growing number of young Poles “rediscovering their Jewish roots.” The two had sparred in the past over the Pope’s support of a Palestinian state, but appeared to be seeking common ground in Krakow.
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
Sex is far from being taboo at one New York nursing home — it is actively encouraged.7
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
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