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.

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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.

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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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