As of last week, there are now two Jews and three billionaires in the 2018 Illinois governor’s race.
Jewish Voice for Peace, a group already controversial among establishment Jews for its support of an Israel boycott, is attracting extra attention this month thanks to a featured speaker at its upcoming biennial conference here. Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted in 1970 for a bombing at a Jerusalem supermarket that left two dead, was to be among those addressing the group.
The Senate on Tuesday voted to approve billionaire Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker to lead the U.S. Commerce Department, where she has promised to serve as a bridge between the White House and the business community.
Penny Pritzker has solid business credentials and was a supporter of Barack Obama before most of us knew his name. So why did it take her so long to get a cabinet job?
When it was announced that the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) had signed contracts with Hyatt Hotels for upcoming conventions — including their signature Consultation on Conscience and L’Taken Social Justice Seminars — many who stood in solidarity with Hyatt workers believed it was moment of truth for the Jewish community.
Hotel workers asked reform Jewry to consider endorsing a boycott of Hyatt over its treatment of workers. But the costs of breaking contracts were deemed too high.