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  • At Jewish colleges, student voters take a dim view of 2016 campaign

    NEW YORK (JTA) – Jacob Silberstein used one word to describe the first presidential campaign he’s experienced as a voter: “underwhelming.” Like many of his classmates at List College, a joint program here between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Silberstein voted for Hillary Clinton. He liked the Democratic candidate’s advocacy of…

  • Orthodox papers duel over printing of Hillary Clinton’s photo

    (JTA) – After one haredi Orthodox newspaper printed a photo of Hillary Clinton, a rival haredi paper accused it of breaking Jewish law. Hamodia, a Hebrew paper in Israel, in an editorial this week denounced the decision by Mishpacha magazine, according to Yeshiva World News. Mishpacha, which is published in the United States and Israel, made history last week by…

  • One Jew, One Vote: Judy Dubrov, 63

    Every weekday through Election Day, JTA will post a brief profile of one Jewish voter. Name: Judy Dubrov Age: 63 Lives: Kansas City area Works: Deli manager Voting for: Hillary Clinton “I think she has got a working plan for the middle class that she’s going to try to put into effect. I find her to be a brilliant woman….

  • Fear and loathing, but mostly loathing, on the campaign trail

    Some of us are voting for Trump. Most of us are voting for Clinton. But we Jews are all afraid. There are the scandals, yes. There are emails and sexual assault allegations and emails and fraud and racism and anti-Semitism and emails. There are issues like refugees and settlements and Iran and not destroying the…

  • 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…