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  • Sholom on peace

    Sholom Keller, an Iraq War vet turned peace activist with Brooklyn Lubavitcher roots, talks to Eric Fingerhut after a busy ten days of protesting in Denver and St. Paul. It’s not often you get war vets fretting about lashon hara. More ▸

  • Sarah, Laura wants you on the phone.

    Dr. Laura Schlesinger frets over the example a Vice President Sarah Palin would set balancing five kids and state craft: “When Mom and Dad both work full-time (no matter how many folks get involved with the children), it becomes a somewhat chaotic situation. Certainly, if a child becomes ill and is rushed to the hospital,… More ▸

  • Joe noodges, Bush winks, Sarah smiles

    Joe Lieberman wentandunnit and urged his erstwhile party-mates to vote Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) president. The Connecticut senator, addressing the Republican convention in St. Paul on Tuesday, also brought about the first Clinton applause line at a Republican convention, albeit at the expense of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), the Democratic nominee: “Let me contrast Barack… More ▸

  • Rabbi Flax quotes Proverbs, endorses McCain

    Rabbi Ira Flax quoted Proverbs, saluted the military and endorsed John McCain in his closing benediction Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. The retired Air Force chaplain, now living in Birmingham, Ala., began by noting that “the song ‘God Bless America’ was introduced to this country 70 years ago, and in those seven decades,… More ▸

  • Pigs. Jews. Saints. Can’t wait for the debate with Franken.

    Sen. Norm Coleman (DR-Minn.), welcoming the Republican national convention to his home state on Tuesday, managed to get Jews, pigs and St. Paul into the first three sentences of his speech. “Good evening, and welcome to Pig’s Eye, Minnesota. That’s right, we were called Pig’s Eye until a Catholic priest built a wooden chapel a… More ▸

  • RJC leader: I like Sinatra, Palin likes Israel

    A top Jewish Republican leader said today that Sarah Palin will help John McCain appeal to Jewish voters because her background reinforces the message that McCain is a “real agent of change.” Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks told reporters in Minneapolis today that McCain is “not your average ordinary Republican” where “it’s going… More ▸

  • RJC is a matchmaker for filmmakers

    When movie director David Zucker was first told there was a Republican Jewish Coalition, he replied, “That’s like Indians for Custer!” But it turned out that the RJC was how Zucker, co-creator of the classic comedy “Airplane!” met Myrna Sokoloff, his co-writer for his latest film “An American Carol.” Both Sokoloff and Zucker were “9-11… More ▸

  • Hadassah Lieberman: Not a Republican, but backing McCain

    Like her husband, Hadassah Lieberman is backing John McCain. And on Monday afternoon she was the featured speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition National Women’s Committee fund-raiser and fashion show. But, she insisted to JTA, that doesn’t mean she’s become a Republican. A global ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Lieberman said… More ▸