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  • Bill Clinton taking the High Holidays off

    Why hasn’t Bill Clinton started his campaigning for Barack Obama yet? Apparently, he wants to wait until after the High Holidays. Politico has the details, from an interview with Larry King scheduled to air tonight. “Senator Obama also has a big stake in doing well in the Jewish community in Florida, where Hillary did very… More ▸

  • Dean: Obama is like Sharon

    Barack Obama’s been getting a lot of of comparisons to Jesus lately – both positive (those buttons saying Jesus was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor) and derogatory (the Republican nickname for him is Messiah). But Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean came up with a completely original comparison for Obama this… More ▸

  • Gevalt

    Rush Limbaugh is now calling Barack Obama … an Arab. Trying to figure out exactly how to describe this smear is like landing in a trash bin. Do the week-old banana peels smell worse? The rotting fired chicken discards? Is this more offensive to African Americans, with its grotesque reduction of their “struggle” to “blood”… More ▸

  • Sarkozy charms the world

    Rabbi Arthur Schneier (right), presents the Appeal of Conscience World Statesman Award to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt look on along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In his brief visit to New York this week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed continued pressure… More ▸

  • More Mahmoud

    Iran’s president had his big day at the United Nations yesterday, giving a speech slamming Zionists and replete with classic anti-Semitic motifs: The Zionists are murderers, deceitful and dominate global finance despite their “minuscule” number, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. Then he went on CNN to talk with Larry King about how the Zionists start wars, have… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: A new addition to the oneg Shabbat this week in Fla.

    A South Florida synagogue will be watching Friday night’s debate together after Shabbat services, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Yoav Sivan, in the Jerusalem Post, believes John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate makes the Obama-Biden ticket “the natural ticket” for American Jews. The St. Petersburg Times finds Jewish voters in South Florida… More ▸

  • Ahmadinejad blogging

    Where’s John McCain? The Arizona U.S. senator and Republican presidential nominee got high marks for his quick as a flash response to the Georgia crisis this summer, leaving Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), his Democratic rival, in the dust. It’s Obama’s turn, however, to leave McCain sputtering: the Obama campaign had a statement out within hours… More ▸