GOP Convention LiveBlog, Day 2

Follow Day 2 of the GOP Convention, live

7 Jews To Watch at the Republican National Convention (Where Jews Are Scarce)

Sure, there was a rabbi delivering the opening invocation, an activists selling a variety of Trump kippas outside the arena, and a handful of activists roaming the hallways, but Jewish Republicans are somewhat hard to find at the RNC convention in Cleveland.


Jewish Speechwriter Wrote Michelle Obama’s 2008 Speech — the One Melania Trump Ripped Off

Sarah Hurwitz, a Jewish speechwriter for Michelle Obama, reportedly wrote the 2008 speech that Melania Trump apparently cribbed for her own debut speech on the opening night of the Republican National Convention.


New Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz Says Jewish Values (Still) at Heart of Mission

(JTA) — After 32 years at Middlebury College, Ron Liebowitz is calling Brandeis University his new academic home.

Black Israelites Stand with Black Lives Matter Amid Turmoil — but ‘God Comes First’

For black Israelites, the killing of two African Americans at the hands of police, caught on camera and shared widely online, was part of a pattern of black persecution. Organizing politically was discussed, but leaders emphasized that obedience to God, and following the commandments of the Torah, must come before any political solution.

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