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Tidbits: More on the White House Chanukah party, CLASS Act survives

  • The Washington Post splashed the whining about White House Chanukah party invitations on the front page of the Style section Saturday, and speculates that Sarah Silverman could be given an invitation (Mik Moore might be on the list, but Silverman?)
  • Tevi Troy responds to Ira Forman on the Chaunkah controversy.
  • Jonathan Sarna adds some needed perspective on the Chanukah party in the Forward, while the Jewish Week’s Jim Besser says make it stop.
  • The Senate votes to keep the CLASS Act in the health reform bill, a long-term care insurance program that has been strongly backed by the Jewish Federations of North America.
  • Politico’s Laura Rozen has two accounts of a game simulating the coming diplomatic confrontation with Iran over its nuclear enrichment program. The results? Iran ends up closer to the bomb, the U.S.-Israel alliance is fractured and Russia and China, upset with unilateral U.S. sanctions, end up on Iran’s side.
  • Twenty-two Jewish organizations call for action in Copenhagen on climate change