I am a lawyer in NJ and a lot of my colleagues are Jewish. I can’t for the life of me fathom why most of them are such leftists. I know quite a few that are as smart and brutal as the Great One, Mark Levin. But the vast majority are as far left as they can get. It’s not even their votes that are the problem. They donate a ton of cash and are fierce advocates for every left wing cause you can imagine. A buddy of mine who is Jewish and conservatarian like me is married to a commie. When Ii expressed my utter inability to comprehend their love for Obama despite his open hatred of Israel explained it to me like this. “They are self loathing Jews and Americans.” That is the only possible explanation. Well, the destruction of Israel is near so maybe that will make them happy.
If your colleagues are also lawyers, there’s a financial reason to donate to dems. It’s not a self hating issue, if you note this survey, which I question but comes up with some of the same conclusions others do, Israel isn’t the major issue Jews vote on. In this one it doesn’t make the top five. “Social justice”, different terminology in other polls, always ranks at or near the top. In practice really meaning charity, a clear imperative. In my view it’s a fundamental error expecting government to fulfill the role of individual charity, but lots of people disagree. Anecdotally, I’ve found many instance of your anecdote of a conservative husband and liberal wife. Bet the wife votes, always. A lot of this is simply urban voting patterns.