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  • GOP courts Jewish vote with pro-Israel platform

    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1 (JTA) — Rarely in recent U.S. elections have a candidate’s views on Israel and the Middle East been a make-or-break issue for Jewish voters. It’s generally a given these days that most candidates are pro-Israel, or at least they espouse the traditional pro-Israel slogans during the campaign — support for a strong…

  • Jews in GOP say there’s no contradiction

    A member of the Republican National Committee jokes that there is a common bond between being Jewish and being Republican: Both are hard to explain to the outside world. “I’m definitely in the minority” as a Jewish Republican, says a Jewish communal activ

  • Jews in GOP say there’s no contradiction

    A member of the Republican National Committee jokes that there is a common bond between being Jewish and being Republican: Both are hard to explain to the outside world. “I’m definitely in the minority” as a Jewish Republican, says a Jewish communal activ

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD New museum exhibit explores creation of Jewish identity in U.S.

    PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8 (JTA) – Grappling with Jewish identity in America is not a late-20th-century invention. Long before there were continuity commissions and Israel Experience programs, Jews were wrestling with what it means to be an American and a Jew. In fact, ever since Jews first set foot in the New World more than three…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD Germany’s obsession with past cuts both ways for nation’s Jews

    BERLIN, Nov. 2 (JTA) – It seems ironic that Berlin is hosting a Jewish cultural festival that coincides with the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 pogrom that marked the beginning of the end of pre-war Jewish life in Germany. But then again, maybe not. As one prominent Berlin journalist says, “We didn”t only lose many…