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November 28, 2012 5:43pm
Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik never served as president of Yeshiva University. But until his death in 1993 (and some would say even until today), the Rav served as the school’s — and Modern Orthodoxy’s — religious leader. His late brother, Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik, was also an important figure at Y.U. and in the Modern Orthodox world….
November 20, 2012 3:36pm
On a week like this, you can be excused for thinking that things are always bad for the Jews. But if you’re looking for a little optimism… it was only a few decades ago that Harvard & the like were trying to keep the Jews out. Now the problem is that too many non-Jews want…
November 9, 2012 3:18pm
Now that Nate Silver (or, more to the point, his system for aggregating the polls) has proven to be king of all Election Day prognosticators, could we get him to come up with algorithms to answer some more pressing questions: Is there any chance Star Wars Episode VII won’t suck? Will they get the lights…
November 8, 2012 4:10pm
Speaking at Columbia Law School, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the Likud an “extreme right-wing party” and suggested that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should have better relations with the White House.
November 7, 2012 3:18pm
We have one exit poll out showing President Obama’s Jewish support was down, but still close to 70 percent. That said, we’re expecting more polling data later Wednesday, albeit from partisan sources, so (for now) I’m going to hold off pontificating about the Jewish vote. Instead, a few general observations: [[READMORE]] 2004 Redux: Two Realities…
November 6, 2012 2:36pm
Super PACs are prohibited from coordinating their efforts with candidates. So I guess it’s understandable that the folks at Patriot Prosperity PAC could put out an ad mispronouncing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s name… a half-dozen times in 30 seconds. [[READMORE]]
November 6, 2012 2:24pm
Elie Wiesel says he and President Obama are going to be co-authors.
October 30, 2012 1:56pm
A major subplot this election season has been GOP attempts to fight voter fraud/supress the vote (you decide). Well… now we have a Jewish senator from Maryland, Ben Cardin, telling people to stay away from early voting. Of course, that’s because of Hurricane Sandy. Click here to read the message.
October 26, 2012 12:06pm
Months after initially refusing to reschedule a Friday night game involving an Orthodox school, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has changed its rules to accommodate the religious observances of all its members.
October 23, 2012 1:31pm
Just a minute into Monday night’s debate, and I knew this was going to be a tough one to sort out. Which moment? The one where Mitt Romney declared that “we can’t kill our way out of this mess,” and proceeded to outline a balanced approach to confronting the challenges facing us in the Middle…