January 20, 2010 10:09pm
Tuesday’s election of Scott Brown to replace the late Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate has thrown the future of health care reform into doubt. Jewish groups backing comprehensive reform are figuring out how to respond.
January 19, 2010 2:20am
A religiously and politically diverse group of experts issued a statement describing the current state of the law on the separation of church and state.
December 18, 2009 3:16am
Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports that an Israeli peace activist and lawyer working as a linguist for the FBI has pled guilty to leaking five secret FBI documents to a blogger (whose name has not been revealed): Shamai Kedem Leibowitz, also known as Samuel Shamai Leibowitz, 39, appeared in federal court in Greenbelt, Md. Thursday to…
December 17, 2009 10:15pm
It’s hard to not stumble upon a Chanukah event this week in Washington. Last night, the White House, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) and the Indian ambassador all held Chanukah events in the capital. This morning, there was another official menorah lighting in the U.S. Capitol, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and his Nevada colleague…
December 17, 2009 3:01am
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism director Rabbi David Saperstein joined Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and other progressive religious groups on Tuesday to push for health care reform. B’nai B’rith International urges the Senate to keep the CLASS Act voluntary long-term insurance program in the health care bill. HIAS likes the…
December 17, 2009 1:45am
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee considers the passage of Iran sanctions legislation as a "component" of the administration’s strategy to prevent Iran from obatining nuclear weapons. "The administration didn’t say go ahead but they didn’t say not to go ahead," Berman told reporters after the 412-12 passage of the Iran Refined Petroleum…
December 16, 2009 8:55pm
With all the talk the last few weeks about the much disputed size of the Chanukah party guest list (Tevi Troy calls it a "modern Chanukah miracle" that the guest list increased, while the White House says they always had invited 550 people), the Washington Post’s Reliable Source gossip column had an interesting tidbit today…
December 16, 2009 6:40pm
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed sanctions against Iran’s energy sector.
December 16, 2009 3:30am
Israel’s deputy prime minister said Israel will “not compromise on the right of Jews to live in any part of Eretz Yisrael.”
December 15, 2009 10:24pm
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Opinion polls are expected to provide a simple answer to an important question: What are the people thinking? But the details often reveal a much more complicated picture. Take two recent surveys — one of American Jews and one of Israelis — dealing with attitudes about President Obama. The former found that…