Jane Eisner asks: Would such a thing have happened if America had mandatory national and community service, as Israel does?
Jewish Republicans were watching the Democratic convention in Philadelphia very closely — and they didn’t like what they saw when it comes to Israel.
At the DNC, Bernie Sanders flipped the old trope of the crotchety Jewish socialist from Brooklyn on its head, says J.J. Goldberg.
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.
Tim Kaine’s DNC speech was as goyish as a Christmas sweater. That Midwestern, white-bread sensibility is exactly what we need right now, Jay Michaelson writes.
In many ways, Wasserman Schultz embodied the enormous influence that American Jews have within the Democratic Party. A Jew with deep communal involvements who was a key pillar of support for the mainstream pro-Israel lobby in Congress and within the party, Wasserman was both chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a member of Congress sitting on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations — a panel that votes on all major government expenditures. This put her at the nexus of U.S. policy, politics and political fundraising in a way that few others matched.
FLOTUS speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz is informed by Jewish values — and it shows in her work, Lana Adler says.
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.
If President Obama believes Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, why is he contesting in court a modest recognition in American passports — simply stating that Jerusalem is in Israel?
FORWARD EDITORIAL: The parties’ platforms reflect their philosophies. Both parties have shifted rightward on domestic issues since 1980, but the GOP has taken a sharper turn.