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  • Finally, the rabbi and rebbetzin cheer “Go Blue!”

    For Sabbath-observant students and families in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan’s pervasive football culture poses a problem: home games at Michigan Stadium conflict with Shabbat. Or so it was before last Saturday night’s match-up against Notre Dame. [[READMORE]] Jews have long been embedded in the Michigan football tradition, even on the field. Russian immigrant… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Franken up by nine, Mason flip-flopped on McCain

    Al Franken (D) leads Sen. Norm Coleman (R) by nine points in a new poll of voters in Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The paper also has a report on the first debate of the campaign, held Sunday night. On “Meet the Press”… Democratic strategist Paul Begala warns that the GOP’s guilt-by-association reasoning could… More ▸

  • Democrats putting other issues on faith agenda

    For years, Republicans have been seen as the party of the religious because of the stands its members take on issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The Democrats are trying to change that perception – by expanding the number of issues that are linked to religion and faith. At a meeting with reporters Thursday… More ▸

  • Another Jewish VP possibility?

    How about Carl Levin for Barack Obama’s VP? Jonathan Cohn of The New Republic makes a pretty good case–national security experience, attractive to Jewish voters–but doubts it will happen because we haven’t yet heard the Michigan senator’s name floated. Meanwhile, over on the GOP side, Joe Lieberman’s name is once more being bandied about as… More ▸

  • Does a Wexler balance out a Bonior?

    The Republican Jewish Coalition is jumping on the Obama campaign’s announcement that it will be represented by U.S. Rep. David Bonior – not a favorite of pro-Israel activists – at the DNC meeting in D.C. on Saturday. (John Edwards caught some Jewish flak for tapping Bonior as campaign manager; their response was to stress that… More ▸