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  • Choice of Edwards As Running Mate Fits New, Aggressive Style for Kerry

    John Kerry is back and taking his fight to Bush territory, nationally and on Jewish issues. The presumptive Democratic candidate for president ended months of speculation with his announcement Tuesday that Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) would be his running mate. The significance for Jewish voters lies less in what Edwards offers Jews than in the… More ▸

  • Edwards on the Issues

    John Edwards’ six-year record in the U.S. Senate shines a light on his positions on issues of concern to Jewish voters. Some key markers follow: Israel and the Middle East Voted for June 2004 Senate resolution backing President Bush’s support for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Gaza Strip withdrawal plan and recognition of Israeli claims… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups at Odds with Aclu over Religion in Workplace Legislation

    Jewish organzations are battling a leading civil liberties group to help pass new laws on religious freedom in the workplace. After months of back-room discussions with the bill’s supporters, the American Civil Liberties Union has decided to oppose the Workplace Religious Freedom Act, which the Jewish community has been pushing for years. The ACLU campaign… More ▸

  • Despite Occasional Disagreements, Reagan Advocated for Jewish Causes

    Ronald Reagan’s presidency was a time when U.S. Jewish power grew to new levels of influence — and when Jews learned of its limits. Thanks to Reagan, who died Saturday at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s, the years 1981-1989 saw the consolidation of bipartisan support for the causes Jews held dearest: a… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A Jewish civilian contractor from the Philadelphia area was beheaded in Iraq. Nick Berg, 26, of West Chester, Pa., was shown having his throat slit by masked captors in a video posted on a Web site known for ties to the Al-Qaida terrorist group. Israeli aircraft rocketed a car in Gaza City, killing a Palestinian…. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Thousands of Jews rallied in Washington as part of the March for Women’s Rights. Jews, predominantly women, rode buses all night from across the Northeast and Midwest to attend Sunday’s rally, focusing on abortion rights. More ▸

  • Jewish Women Blast Bush Policies at Huge Abortion-rights Rally in D.c.

    Barbara Goldman came halfway across the country for this week’s reproductive rights rally — and she says it was worth it. “You have to stand up and be counted,” said Goldman, who came to Washington for Sunday’s March for Women’s Rights from Chicago with her congregation. Goldman spoke at a Saturday night Havdalah service that… More ▸