Political Tidbits: Kicking off convention, debating Biden


The Jerusalem Post reflects on Jewish Colorado and the wisdom of holding the Democratic convention in Denver.

The New York Sun says Jews at the convention are kvelling over the Biden pick. Here’s why they should be, according to the National Jewish Democratic Council.

And the Republican Jewish Coalition plays the Iran card in making the case for why Jews shouldn’t be kvelling (JTA’s Ron Kampeas is on the story).

Mendy Ganchrow, a former president of the Orthodox Union, founder of a pro-Israel PAC and frequent supporter of GOP candidates, splits the difference.

Ha’aretz: The Dems say they’ll convince the Jews not to be afraid of Obama.

The New Republic looks at the Democratic Party’s efforts to reach out to the faithful at the convention. (Kampeas is all over the same topic here and here.)

The New York Times takes a look at Marissa Shorenstein, 29, whose now attended five Democratic conventions. Her great-great uncle, Hyman Schorenstein, was the legendary party boss of Brownsville, Brooklyn, and a delegate to the raucous Democratic National Convention in New York in 1924.

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