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  • Political tidbits: A new addition to the oneg Shabbat this week in Fla.

    A South Florida synagogue will be watching Friday night’s debate together after Shabbat services, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Yoav Sivan, in the Jerusalem Post, believes John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate makes the Obama-Biden ticket “the natural ticket” for American Jews. The St. Petersburg Times finds Jewish voters in South Florida… More ▸

  • Ahmadinejad blogging

    Where’s John McCain? The Arizona U.S. senator and Republican presidential nominee got high marks for his quick as a flash response to the Georgia crisis this summer, leaving Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), his Democratic rival, in the dust. It’s Obama’s turn, however, to leave McCain sputtering: the Obama campaign had a statement out within hours… More ▸

  • RJC: Dems who like McCain

    Sit down and clear your head before reading… Last week the Republican Jewish Coalition published an ad making an issue of Pat Buchanan’s saying “I think Barack is right, we ought to talk to the Iranians” and “he’s right to say the Palestinian people have got a terrible deal over there and their suffering ought… More ▸

  • Embassy move is “up to McCain,” say advisers

    John McCain has said he will move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on “day one” of his presidency, but two of his top advisers declined to promise that he wouldn’t sign a national security waiver that would delay the move, according to one person who attended a meeting last week of the McCain campaign and Jewish… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: A West Bank rabbi for Obama

    A George Mason University professor and rabbi has news of a West Bank, pro-settlement rabbi for Obama. Rabbi Menachem Frohman, in an open letter to Obama, says his election “will be God’s outstretched hand for peace.” Haaretz’s Shlomo Shamir says Rabbis for Obama is one sign of the increasing influence of rabbis in the Jewish… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Partisan bickering over rally continues

    Menachem Rosensaft, in the Huffington Post, writes that the Conference of Presidents’ ill-fated invitation to Sarah Palin to address today’s anti-Iran “was little more than a not particularly subtle attempt to help her win Jewish votes for the GOP ticket” and rips Republicans for blaming the fiasco on Barack Obama. Palin blamed “Democrat partisans” for… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Republicans mad over Palin rally disinvite

    At Commentary’s blog, David Hazony says the Conference of Presidents’ revovcation of their Iran rally invitation to Sarah Palin “publicly humiliated” the VP nominee, while Jennifer Rubin writes “we haven’t heard the end of this story. Jim Geraghty of the National Review believes Democrats are “exerting more effort in opposing Palin than Ahmadinejad.” Georgetown University’s… More ▸

  • Dorff: Haman-McCain analogy not meant literally

    Rabbi Elliott Dorff said he was simply using a common Hebrew expression and was not implying that John McCain was the equivalent of Haman when he introduced Barack Obama on a conference call Wednesday afternoon. The Orthodox Union blog and another rabbi on the call felt Dorff’s remarks were too partisan. Dorff, vice chairman of… More ▸

  • Obama talks schools, shofar in call with rabbis

    Barack Obama told a conference call of rabbis that he supports government funding for after-school and mentoring programs in faith-based schools. Speaking to 900 rabbis on a pre-Rosh Hashanah call Wednesday morning, Obama said he opposes “vouchers” for private schools, but would continue to support funding, as is currently provided in the No Child Left… More ▸