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  • Chorus of Jewish groups declares support for Standing Rock protest

    (JTA) — Several Jewish groups have voiced their support for the Native American-led protest of an oil pipeline that would run near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota, with some rabbis traveling to the protest in solidarity. Other rabbis have been arrested in local demonstrations supporting the protest. A rabbi…

  • For Jewish feminists supporting Clinton, rise of Trump clouds joyous moment

    NEW YORK (JTA) — In 1972, Susannah Heschel submitted an application to the Jewish Theological Seminary rabbinical school as a protest of its refusal to ordain women at the time. In the 1980s, she originated the practice of placing an orange on the seder plate to symbolize the inclusion of women and other marginalized Jews….

  • One Jew, One Vote: Tamar Fox, 32

    Every weekday through Election Day, JTA will post a brief profile of one Jewish voter. Name: Tamar Fox Age: 32 Lives: Philadelphia Works: Web content writer Voting for: Hillary Clinton “I’m really excited to vote for somebody I think has made change throughout her career, and has really brought our country closer to the place I want it to be. I’m…

  • Cubs fans, like the Jews, now face the challenge of success

    For years, I’ve told anyone who would listen that the Cubs were the team of the Jews. I’ve written two blog posts about it during the past month alone. Long suffering. Faithful. Bound to tradition. Hoping for redemption, to no avail. It was all there. Until now. For the first time since my great-grandfather’s bar…

  • One Jew, One Vote: Letty Cottin Pogrebin, 77

    Every weekday through Election Day, JTA will post a brief profile of one Jewish voter. Name: Letty Cottin Pogrebin Age: 77 Lives: New York Works: Author Voting for: Hillary Clinton “I would like to live long enough to vote for a woman for president, and this woman is the right woman for the job. I’ve known her personally since 1991. I…

  • One Jew, One Vote: Corey Adler, 32

    Every weekday through Election Day, JTA will post a brief profile of one Jewish voter. Name: Corey Adler Age: 32 Lives: Cleveland area Works: Software developer Voting for: Gary Johnson “I myself have always been very fiscally conservative, but as far as social issues are concerned, I have tended to get more liberal as I’ve gotten older, and I really feel…

  • Few Republican Jewish Coalition leaders open wallets for Donald Trump

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition has 55 members on its board of directors. So far, only nine have donated to Donald Trump’s campaign. A JTA survey of federal campaign contribution records shows that more than 80 percent of the RJC board has declined to donate to its party’s presidential nominee, either directly…

  • One Jew, One Vote: Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer, 54

    Every weekday through Election Day, JTA will post a brief profile of one Jewish voter. Name: Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer Age: 54 Lives: Monsey, N.Y. Works: Rabbi and teacher Voting for: Evan McMullin, write-in conservative candidate “I believe he stands for morality, stands for ethics. He hasn’t been vetted completely, but evidently [has] a reasonably clean personal record, and seems to be…

  • AIPAC cancels Ari Shavit events following sexual assault allegations

    (JTA) — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has canceled Israeli journalist Ari Shavit’s participation in its events after two women accused Shavit of sexual assault. AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby, confirmed the decision to JTA after Mondoweiss, an anti-Israel publication, reported that a Nov. 10 San Francisco Bay Area event jointly put on by AIPAC and…

  • One Jew, One Vote: Jeff Bookman, 65

    Every weekday through Election Day, JTA will post a brief profile of one Jewish voter. (Thanks for the inspiration, Humans of New York.) Name: Jeff Bookman Age: 65 Lives: Cleveland area Works: Jewelry seller Voting for: Donald Trump “I’m not happy with the choices that we have. I would have picked another candidate, but given the choice that I have,…