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  • 40% of US Jews: G-d Gave Israel to Jews

    09/30/2013 10:35:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Gil Ronen
    ews in the United States are overwhelmingly proud to be Jewish, yet nearly one in five of them describe themselves as having no religion, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday. The gap is generational, with 32 percent of Jews born after 1980 identifying as Jewish on the basis of ancestry, ethnicity or culture – compared with 93 percent of Jews born in 1914-27 who identified on the basis of their faith. "This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public," said Pew's Religion and Public Life Project in a summary of its 210-page report....
  • Poll: Majority of U.S. Jews Still Support Obama

    04/03/2012 9:15:43 PM PDT · by Rabin · 66 replies
    israel national news ^ | 4/4/2012, | Elad Benari
    The survey, conducted among 1,004 American Jews by the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute, found that Obama has the same level of support, 62 percent, among American Jewish voters as during a comparable point in the 2008 race. Obama administration is blaming Israel for the recent rise in global crude oil prices. The rise in fuel prices is deemed as harming the U.S. economy and has also hurt Obama in the polls Of Jews who supported Obama in 2008, an overwhelming majority, 86 percent, say they would like to see him re-elected
  • Column One: A prayer for 5772

    09/28/2011 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/28/2011 | Caroline B. Glick
    Upon his return to Ramallah from New York, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was greeted by a crowd of several thousand well-wishers. They applauded him for his speech at the UN. There, Abbas erased Jewish history from the Land of Israel, denied Israel’s right to exist and pledged his commitment to establish a racist Palestinian state ethnically cleansed of all Jews. Many of Abbas’s supporters in Ramallah held posters of US President Barack Obama. On them Obama was portrayed as a monkey. The caption read, “The First Jewish President of the United States.” The fact that the Palestinians from Fatah...
  • A Snapshot of the American Jewish Electorate: 2011 Political Survey [Not a Poll]

    05/08/2011 6:36:23 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 83 replies
    Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles ^ | May 3, 2001 | Steven Windmuller, Ph. D.
    This political survey was intended to provide a snapshot of Jewish voters. It offers some interesting insights into the depth and intensity of Jewish political engagement, but by the nature of this study it does not permit one to make any defining conclusions. Further, the findings confirm that from this particular cohort (some 2300 participants), Jews hold deeply embedded policy positions on key domestic and international issues. In this particular study one finds a distinctive Jewish conservative voice emerging on Israel related matters and an array of domestic social issues. [Bold added for emphasis by poster.] The data also suggests...
  • Poll: 76% Of American Jews Think Arabs Want To Destroy Israel

    10/12/2010 8:47:55 AM PDT · by Strategy · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | October 12, 2010 | By Natasha Mozgovaya
    An overwhelming majority of American Jews believe that the goal of the Arabs "is not the return of occupied territories but rather the destruction of Israel," according to a recent poll released by the American Jewish Committee. Approximately 76% of respondents in the AJC's fall 2010 Survey of American Jewish Opinion agreed with a question to that effect, while only 20% disagreed. Meanwhile, 95% of the American Jews think Palestinians should be required to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in any future peace settlement.
  • Sources: Obama Administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at UN Next Week

    06/11/2010 8:33:03 AM PDT · by Al B. · 132 replies · 2,884+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 11, 2010 | William Kristol
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. The White House has apparently shrugged off concerns from elsewhere in the U.S. government that a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations; b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not...
  • Answering Beinart's ‘damning’ indictment of the American Jewish establishment

    05/27/2010 6:37:59 PM PDT · by rmlew · 8 replies · 440+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jonathan Rosenblum
    What the scribe conveniently Left out --- and yet why the questions he raises matter Peter Beinart's "The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment" in last week's New York Review of Books is an important piece — important in the same way as John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt's 2006 screed "The Israeli Lobby:" It will be widely quoted and pernicious in effect. Beinart begins with the results of focus groups conducted by pollster Frank Luntz with Jewish college students in 2003. In their discussions of Jewish identity, the subject of Israel never arose spontaneously, and when forced upon them, the...
  • It's Moishe's Choice Once Again

    04/03/2010 3:51:42 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 5 replies · 425+ views
    It’s Moishe’s Choice Once Again by Norma Zager “Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well...” President Dwight David Eisenhower Comedian Robert Klein commented recently he is becoming more Jewish as he gets older. He has even added a few more “Oys” when he gets out of bed in the morning. The changes in America are less concerning for their political implications, although scary, as for their...
  • Study: U.S. Jews increasingly non-observant (Like their Christian brethern.)

    08/09/2009 5:42:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 27 replies · 878+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/9/2009 | Staff
    HARTFORD, CN - A new survey suggests that the number of American Jews who consider themselves religiously observant has dropped by more than 20 percent over the last two decades. The 2008 American Religious Identification Survey found that around 3.4 million American Jews call themselves religious, out of a general Jewish population of about 5.4 million. Those who call themselves only culturally Jewish rose from 20 percent in 1990 to 37 percent last year according to the study, which also found Jews more likely to be secular than other Americans.
  • Jewish community's denial about Obama must stop

    07/20/2009 5:09:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 56 replies · 1,092+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 20, 2009 | Anne Bayefsky
    President Barack Obama last Monday met for the first time with leaders of selected Jewish organizations and leaks from the meeting now make one thing very clear. The only free country in the Middle East no longer has a friend in the leader of the free world. Obama is the most hostile sitting American president in the history of the state of Israel. This was the very first meeting with Jewish community's leaders. Earlier requests for an audience with major Jewish organizations had reportedly been ignored. Six months after taking office the president finally got around to issuing an invitation...
  • American Jews fund anti-Israel organizations

    06/23/2009 8:09:40 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies · 685+ views
    WND ^ | June 22, 2009 | Samuel Sokol and David Bedein
    A U.S. organization has been receiving money from perhaps unsuspecting Jewish donors to support blatantly anti-Israel groups. American Jews wishing to donate money to Israeli causes routinely utilize local city Jewish federations as a middleman. Hundreds of millions of dollars per year are sent to Jewish federations across the country with the expectation contributions will be used to aid worthy causes in Israel. Many U.S. Jewish federations as well as individual Jewish donors give to the New Israel Fund, or NIF, a Washington, D.C.-based foundation dedicated to fostering social change and progressive causes in Israel. The NIF budget comes from...
  • A Lesson from our Friends the Israelis

    04/09/2009 2:33:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,276+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 09, 2009 | Lauri B. Regan
    While driving through the West Bank on my family's recent trip to Israel, our tour guide shared an interesting story that helps explain the core issue in the struggle for peace in the Middle East -- and in the rest of the world. Our Israeli tour guide was asked to speak at a conference in the United States several years ago at which he shared the floor with a Palestinian panelist. Before walking off the stage in the middle of the discussions, the Palestinian gentleman politely interrupted him and stated the following: "Dear People, regardless of what you think, the...
  • Jews in S. America Increasingly Uneasy

    02/08/2009 12:03:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 701+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 8, 2009 | Juan Forero and Joshua Partlow
    Government and Media Seen Fostering Anti-Semitism in Venezuela, ElsewhereJewish leaders said it had never before happened in Venezuela: a break-in with anti-Jewish intent at one of the city's most prominent synagogues. A dozen armed men overpowered guards, spray-painted office walls with anti-Semitic insults, desecrated historic Torah scrolls and made off with computers containing personal information on congregants. President Hugo Chávez condemned the Jan. 30 attack, which has shaken the country's political establishment. But Jewish leaders, supported by Israeli and U.S. officials, have said the populist government's often incendiary rhetoric toward the Jewish state, coupled with rising anti-Semitic diatribes in pro-government...
  • The 2008 Election: The Defining Line for American Jews

    10/11/2008 7:42:12 PM PDT · by hecht · 10 replies · 485+ views
    The 2008 Election: The Defining Line for American Jews The 2008 Presidential election is more than just a defining line for America, it's a defining line for American Jews. In the same way that for Americans in general the 2008 Presidential election at the committed activist level serves to winnow out those who understand what America is and what it is meant to be from those who despise what America is and seek to destroy it-- the election winnows out those Jews who have a Jewish identity from those who have a liberal identity wrapped in foil thin Star of...
  • Fundamentally Freund: Oy-bama! (Jewish Support For Obama Slipping Alert)

    06/25/2008 12:22:13 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 259+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/24/2008 | Michael Freund
    Is American Jewry finally waking up from its love affair with the Democratic Party? That, at least, is the question that comes to mind when one considers some very interesting polling data that emerged recently. As odd as it may sound, Republican presidential candidate John McCain may just be poised to capture a significant percentage of the Jewish vote. Early last month, you'll recall, headlines blared in the US and Israeli press trumpeting the results of a Gallup survey conducted back in April which found that American Jews preferred Democratic hopeful Barack Obama by a margin of 61 to 32...
  • Ed Koch Still Pulls No Punches: New Book Includes Surprising Revelation About James Baker

    02/29/2008 5:37:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 160 replies · 529+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | February 27, 2008 | Rafael Medoff
    Although Ed Koch has not held elected office for nearly two decades, the feisty former mayor of New York City remains a powerful force in American politics and in the American Jewish community. Reporters still ask for his comments on the latest news developments, and candidates for office still seek his endorsement. Now Koch has a new book out – and it contains a stunning revelation that may ignite a second round of his now-famous clash with James Baker. Round One of Koch vs. Baker exploded across headlines around the world in March 1992, when Koch revealed, in his New...
  • American Jews stand by Israel

    08/05/2006 9:49:20 PM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Jewish Standard ^ | 03AUG06 | Jacob Berkman
    The problem with watching a situation like Israel’s conflict with Hezbollah develop in the news is that it is very much like watching how a sausage is made, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, the president of the Israel Project, told The Jewish Standard. Sometimes you see things that make you queasy.Even though Mizrahi’s Washington, D.C.- based organization is designed to get a pro-Israel P.R. message to the mainstream American and international press, media have been relaying every gory detail of Israel’s attacks against Lebanon, turning the international community decidedly against Israel. But despite international criticism over Israel’s actions in Lebanon over the...
  • When Will They Ever Learn... (American Jews)

    07/24/2006 3:30:21 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 46 replies · 1,368+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 31, 2006 issue | David Gelernter
    FOR YEARS I have watched the Palestinians do absurdly self-destructive things, and have never understood them until now. But watching the Bush administration stoutly defend Israel this week against the background of an American Jewish population that vocally (often sneeringly) dislikes him and his administration, and consistently votes by massive majorities for his Democratic opponents, I start to understand the Palestinians just a little. American Jews are not Palestinians and have not sunk to the level of supporting terrorist murderers. But their behavior is a lesson in self-destructive nihilism that could teach even the Palestinians a thing or two. U.S....
  • When Will They Ever Learn… Why do so many American Jews hate the president who stands by Israel?

    07/22/2006 12:35:25 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 98 replies · 3,395+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 31, 2006 | David Gelernter
    For years I have watched the Palestinians do absurdly self-destructive things, and have never understood them until now. But watching the Bush administration stoutly defend Israel this week against the background of an American Jewish population that vocally (often sneeringly) dislikes him and his administration, and consistently votes by massive majorities for his Democratic opponents, I start to understand the Palestinians just a little. American Jews are not Palestinians and have not sunk to the level of supporting terrorist murderers. But their behavior is a lesson in self-destructive nihilism that could teach even the Palestinians a thing or two. U.S....
  • American Jews mobilize for Israel

    07/16/2006 8:13:58 AM PDT · by veronica · 16 replies · 1,800+ views
    JPost ^ | 7-18-06 | NATHAN GUTTMAN
    The American Jewish community has been demonstrating wall-to-wall support for Israel as it fights on two fronts. Major Jewish organizations have backed Israel's actions and are considering a community-wide emergency fund-raising effort. The United Jewish Communities (UJC), which represents 55 Jewish federations and 400 independent Jewish communities across North America, has already provided $1 million via the Jewish Agency that will be used to send children from communities near the northern border to youth villages in the central region. The UJC is considering embarking on a special fund-raising campaign, similar to the Israel Emergency Campaign that raised more than $360m....
  • Toss of the dice-impossible to keep up with statistics 'analyzing' US Jewish community.

    05/21/2006 10:02:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies · 117+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-21-06 | MARVIN SCHICK
    It is impossible to keep up with the barrage of statistics 'analyzing' the US Jewish community. The Forward, back on May 7, 2004, carried a story headlined "Survey Released on Jewish Women's Sexuality." I recently tried to locate this study, only to learn that it hasn't been published and won't be for another year or two, meaning three or four years after it was "released." Months earlier, I had no greater success trying to get a Hillel report on the attitudes of Jewish collegians, only to be told that what I saw about it in a newspaper was prematurely released...
  • Dean Has It All Wrong ... Again [Rebuttal to Dean Speech at American Jewish Committee]

    05/08/2006 6:20:28 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 12 replies · 406+ views
    Republican Jewish Coalition E-Newsletter | May 5, 2006
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean addressed the American Jewish Committee on Wednesday, where he claimed the Democratic Party is more inclusive and a better choice for Jewish Americans. I was recently asked about the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties," Dean said. "When it comes right down to it, the essential difference is that the Democtrats fundamentally believe it is important to make sure that American Jews feel comfortable being American Jews." But the facts don't back up the DNC Chairman's assertions. Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran blamed the war in Iraq on the Jewish community, claiming, "If...
  • The Bully Might Get Punched Back

    04/22/2006 11:43:32 PM PDT · by freddymuldoon · 30 replies · 1,238+ views
    Toward Tradition ^ | 19APR06 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    The Bully Might Get Punched Back © Rabbi Daniel Lapin Two years have now elapsed since Mel Gibson released his movie “The Passion” and since various Jewish organizations launched their notorious attacks on religious conservatives. Since then, Mel has moved on to film a new movie, also in an unusual and unspoken foreign language. “Apocalypto” follows the adventures of a long-ago Mayan hero. However the same Jewish organizations have not moved on. When their bizarre predictions of pogroms in Pittsburgh and massacres in Mississippi failed to materialize, they just continued with more of the same attacks. These organizations whose purpose...
  • Bush to proclaim designated month for Jewish history

    04/22/2006 12:13:59 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 25 replies · 643+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | April 22, 2006 | BETH REINHARD
    In a history-making moment, President George W. Bush is expected next week to proclaim May of every year as Jewish American Heritage Month. The proclamation will be the culmination of months of work by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who pushed resolutions through the House and Senate that urged Bush to take action. That’s no small feat for a first-term Demo-crat. Now it’s up to school districts, museums and community groups to make the symbolic designation meaningful. Wasserman Schultz wants these institutions to raise awareness about Jewish contributions to American life, as they have done with Black History Month...
  • Poll: US Jews uninterested in shul

    Poll: US Jews uninterested in shul By GEORGE CONGER Jews ranked second to last on the table of weekly worship attendance with less than one in six attending services, beating out only those who report no religious affiliation. "This is a statistical cri de coeur from our people," Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles told The Jerusalem Post. "If things continue as they are we will produce a generation of Jews who will be irretrievably lost." In a series of interviews conducted from 2002 to 2005, Gallup interviewed 11,000 adult Americans and asked, "How often do you...
  • American Jews: Why Are You Still Liberal?

    01/21/2006 4:33:39 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 75 replies · 2,409+ views
    CommonConservative ^ | anuary 16, 2006 | Tom Adkins
    Palestinians are embracing a government of armed thugs. Syria engineered a political assassination in Lebanon, and are sending terrorists all over the world. Saudi Arabia is seriously torn between the modern world and 14th Century Islamofascism. Ariel Sharon is recovering from a coma. And Iran’s leader, after openly coveting the destruction of Israel, began processing uranium for atomic bombs. American Jews: Why are you still liberal? From various wars to the Intifadah, American liberal Democrat policy has placated and encouraged Israel’s enemies for over 50 years. Once, the resulting mayhem could be managed by a bit of diplomacy coupled with...
  • Jewish History Month proposal up to President

    12/16/2005 10:52:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 36 replies · 675+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 12-16-05 | BETH REINHARD
    Jewish History Month proposal up to president The House of Representatives approved a resolution Thursday calling on the president to proclaim January as Jewish History Month. Quick, who was Judith Resnik? If President Bush heeds Thursday's congressional resolution urging him to designate January as Jewish History Month, schoolchildren across the nation may learn that Resnik was the first Jewish-American woman astronaut. She was killed in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. The Jewish history resolution was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Weston Democrat who represents Broward and Miami-Dade counties and happens to be the first...
  • Historian Says American Settlers Mistook Indians for Israelites

    11/24/2005 8:08:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 565+ views
    Israelis are known to be found in every corner of the world, but an American historian has claimed they were thought to be in America 400 years ago. Mark Miller, a history professor at the Roanoke College in Virginia, said that the first European settlers in America believed native Indians were Israelites who had lost their faith. The Indians were mistaken for a "lost Israeli tribe that had been blown off course and landed in America" and became savages, according to the historian.
  • Rabbis For The Left (Liberal Rabbinical Leaders Do NOT Speak For Jewish Conservatives Alert)

    11/23/2005 2:11:00 AM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 680+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11/24/05 | Richard Behr
    Liberals are feeling their oats these days. The president’s poll ratings are down. Support for the Iraq war has eroded. Democrats in Congress are on the offensive charging the White House with misleading the country into war. An aide to the Vice President has been indicted, Congressman Tom DeLay is also facing charges, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is under the spotlight for stock transactions by his blind trust. It is, in other words, a perfect storm of opportunity for the left, which must also mean that it is time for leaders of major Jewish organizations on the political...
  • Hispanics Uncovering Roots as Inquisition's 'Hidden' Jews

    10/29/2005 6:07:22 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 145 replies · 2,267+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 29, 2005 | SIMON ROMERO
    HOUSTON, Oct. 28 - When she was growing up in a small town in southern Colorado, an area where her ancestors settled centuries ago when it was on the fringes of the northern frontier of New Spain, Bernadette Gonzalez always thought some of the stories about her family were unusual, if not bizarre. Her grandmother, for instance, refused to travel on Saturday and would use a specific porcelain basin to drain blood out of meat before she cooked it. In one tale that particularly puzzled Ms. Gonzalez, 52, her grandfather called for a Jewish doctor to circumcise him while he...
  • As the waters recede (President gives speech at synogogue-MSM doesn't report)

    09/17/2005 4:53:13 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 34 replies · 957+ views
    Last year Jews in America celebrated their 350th year in America; the first Jews in America arrived in New Amsterdam (New York) in 1654. Earlier this week President Bush joined in the celebration with a visit to the restored Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington (above, I believe with a Torah scroll rescued from the Holocaust) followed by his attendance at a dinner organized to commemorate 350 years of Jewish life in America (below). The president gave a memorable speech at the dinner. After the introductory remarks, President Bush noted the contribution of Jews to America through service in...
  • Born-Again President -- White House Hanukkah

    12/19/2004 10:55:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 82 replies · 2,553+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 19, 2004 | Dennis Prager
    Only in America does a president light a menorah while a Jewish choral group sings Hebrew songs and the Marine band plays American songs. Only in America do Jews feel so honored as Jews and yet so completely part of the larger culture, fully Jewish and fully part of the greater nationality. Non-American Jews (including even Canadians) are often amazed at how completely American Jews in the U.S. feel. We take it for granted, but as a former college lecturer in Jewish history, I know that this is unique.
  • JEWISH INGRATITUDE TOWARD GEORGE W. BUSH

    10/31/2004 5:07:36 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 401+ views
    SHMULEY.COM ^ | OCTOBER 31, 2004 | RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH
    With every passing day – and there are precious few left – another enormous constituency turns against President George W. Bush in his race against John Kerry. First, the Hollywood celebrities mobilized against Bush. Then came the recording industry, with mega-stars like Bruce Springsteen offering free concerts in order to defeat Bush. Next it was the turn of the academic and scientific communities to pummel the president, with 54 Nobel Prize winners announcing they would tour the universities denouncing Bush. Of course, the president had already been abandoned by Europe, with their million-man rallies against him where he was burned...
  • AMERICAN JEWS CHOOSE HARRI-KERRY FOR ISRAEL

    10/29/2004 6:12:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 1,081+ views
    DON FEDER'S COLD STEEL CAUCUS.COM ^ | OCTOBER 29, 2004 | DON FEDER
    AMERICAN JEWS CHOOSE HARRI-KERRY FOR ISRAEL By Don Feder Where do American Jewish voters go for guidance? Apparently, this year we’re heeding advice from Tehran, from the rabidly anti-Semitic former prime minister of Malaysia and – of course – from our pals in the Palestinian Authority. Sorry, that’s a bit of black humor. What I mean to say is that – in one of those ironic twists of fate -- it’s likely that this year a majority of Jewish voters will cast their ballots for the presidential candidate favored by Israel’s most implacable enemies. According to The American Jewish Committee’s...
  • Jewish Voters: Bush's Secret Weapon? (George W. Bush, The First Jewish President)

    10/11/2004 2:18:56 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 17 replies · 498+ views
    The Counter Currents. Org ^ | September, 2004 | Ciro Scotti
    Jewish Voters: Bush's Secret Weapon? By Ciro Scotti 01 September, 2004 MSNBC If Bill Clinton was the first black President -- a moniker he relished -- then George W. Bush is the first Jewish President. After first disengaging from the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and refusing to even lay eyes on Yasser Arafat, Bush went on to give Israeli Prime Minister and best Mideast buddy Ariel Sharon virtual carte blanche in his crackdown on the suicide-bombing Palestinans and then followed the advice of his fiercely pro-Israel neocon advisers and went to war in Iraq. Matthew Brooks, executive director of the Republican...
  • I've Been Branded a "Turncoat" (Ed Koch On the Anti-Semitism of the Left)

    08/12/2004 6:58:45 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 28 replies · 1,808+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/12/04 | Ed Koch
    Confronting stereotypes and the need to take principled stances. Oh, and a look at John Kerry's positions on Israel,My decision to vote for the reelection of President George W. Bush, despite the fact that I am a life-long Democrat, has caused some to call me a turncoat. But am I really? Or am I moving in a direction the Democratic Party itself should be going? As mayor of New York City, I described myself as "a liberal with sanity." It troubled me that over the years, the Democratic Party had drifted toward the radical left. The vast majority of registered...
  • Judaism's Thriving Concern

    06/22/2004 12:10:37 PM PDT · by Alouette · 83 replies · 288+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 22, 2004 | William Lobdell
    If the non-Jewish public is even vaguely aware of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, it's probably because its annual telethon draws celebrities including Adam Sandler, Michael Douglas, James Caan, Whoopi Goldberg and Anthony Hopkins. But within the Jewish world, this small branch of Judaism is generating outsized levels of interest — and concern. On the one hand, Chabad — with its rigorous observance of Jewish law and rabbis in long beards and wide-brimmed black hats — has become an island of growth, innovation and success at a time of aging synagogue memberships and stagnant population elsewhere among American Jews.
  • High Noon to Midnight:Why Current Immigration Policy Dooms American Jewry

    06/23/2004 11:53:23 AM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | April 2004 | Dr. Steven M. Steinlight
    High Noon to Midnight Why Current Immigration Policy Dooms American Jewry April 2004 By Dr. Steven M. Steinlight Among the articles of faith in the waning culture of secular liberalism that has served as an ersatz religion for many mainstream American Jews, the most vulnerable tenet is belief in "generous legal immigration," the euphemism for open-borders immigration in the lexicon of American-Jewish public affairs agencies. This is not to accuse them of crude hypocrisy and double-talk so much as engaging in intellectual and moral trimming, self-deception, and denial. Having failed to persuade the National Immigration Forum, to which virtually all...
  • Why Jews Welcome Muslims

    06/22/2004 8:57:17 PM PDT · by rmlew · 20 replies · 272+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2004 | Lawrence Auster
    Mass Moslem immigration into America combined with world-wide Moslem Jew-hatred poses an unprecedented threat to American Jews—a "perfect storm" that is forcing at least some Jews into an agonizing re-appraisal of their traditional support for open immigration. So says Stephen Steinlight in his hard-hitting essay, "High Noon to Midnight: Why Current Immigration Policy Dooms American Jewry," published by the Center for Immigration Studies. A former director of national affairs at the American Jewish Committee and now an outspoken advocate of immigration reform, Steinlight tells his fellow Jews that they, along with the rest of America, face a momentous choice. If...
  • Why Jews Welcome Muslims

    06/23/2004 10:42:14 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 165 replies · 401+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 22, 04 | Lawrence Auster
    Mass Moslem immigration into America combined with world-wide Moslem Jew-hatred poses an unprecedented threat to American Jews-a "perfect storm" that is forcing at least some Jews into an agonizing re-appraisal of their traditional support for open immigration. So says Stephen Steinlight in his hard-hitting essay, "High Noon to Midnight: Why Current Immigration Policy Dooms American Jewry," published by the Center for Immigration Studies. A former director of national affairs at the American Jewish Committee and now an outspoken advocate of immigration reform, Steinlight tells his fellow Jews that they, along with the rest of America, face a momentous choice. If...
  • Study: Intermarriage rising -intermarried American Jews soon may outnumber purely Jewish households

    04/23/2003 2:14:50 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 4 replies · 145+ views
    Study: Intermarriage still rising Homes of intermarried American Jews soon will outnumber purely Jewish households if high intermarriage rates keep pace, a new report suggests. A study out this week by the New York-based Jewish Outreach Institute says that intermarriages have climbed above 33 percent since the mid-1960s, meaning that the ratio of intermarried households to Jewish households is rising. With intermarriage estimates since 1990 ranging between 40 percent and 52 percent, the report says, the ratio of intermarried homes to in-married homes runs between 4:3 and 2:1. The institute, which promotes outreach to unaffiliated and intermarried Jews, says...
  • Wars against terrorism, Iraq put Jews in Bush's corner

    04/06/2003 12:19:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 247+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Donald Lambro
    <p>There has been a significant shift of support for President Bush among Jews in the United States as a result of the war against terrorism and Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, pollsters and Jewish leaders say.</p> <p>Jews have long been one of the Democratic Party's most loyal political constituencies. But the growing likelihood that the war in Iraq will eliminate one of Israel's regional enemies, perhaps leading to positive changes in the Middle East, has helped Republicans make inroads into the Jewish vote, a leading Jewish clergyman says.</p>
  • Good Deeds (by Americans) Around The Country (Israel)

    02/27/2003 11:19:08 AM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 203+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 27 February 2003
    Good Deeds Around The Country A group of 27 determined American Jews has concluded a nine-day visit to Israel, jam-packed with support for and participation in a number of important tzedakah [charity] projects. The group came equipped with clothing, toys, money and supplies for direct distribution to a long list of chosen causes. Their itinerary included activities with Russian olim [immigrants] at the Diplomat Hotel in Jerusalem, Ethiopian olim in Mevaseret Zion, Tova's Kitchen for Hungry People, and Beit Oved Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind. The mission, known as Hero Israel II, was led by author Danny Siegel...
  • Agitation for Iraq War Again Raises Question: Who Really Speaks for American Jews?

    12/26/2002 3:12:35 AM PST · by Seti 1 · 2 replies · 126+ views
    Washington Report on Middle East Affairs ^ | Nov., 2002 | Allan C. Brownfeld
    Agitation for Iraq War Again Raises Question: Who Really Speaks for American Jews? By Allan C. Brownfeld As the debate over whether or not the U.S. should launch a preemptive attack on Iraq heats up in the larger American society, a similar debate is under way within the organized American Jewish community. Late in August, members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations were polled by telephone to assess their views on a proposed attack on Iraq. Statements by the conference are supposed to reflect the consensus of its 52 member organizations, which run the range from...
  • The American Revolution

    07/20/2002 8:42:13 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | July 16, 2002 | Yehoshua Mizrachi
    The American Revolution has begun. On the jet plane heard around the world, 400 North American olim arrived in Israel this week through the good offices of Nafesh B'Nefesh - Jewish Souls United. This planeload of olim heralds a revolutionary change in the moribund North American aliyah enterprise. Fifty years of effort have resulted in the planting of only 40,000 North American olim, less than 1% of the total Israeli population...(snip)But there is more to this historic story. July 9th also marked another significant commemoration, though it was quieter in its own way and largely eclipsed by the Nefesh B'Nefesh...
  • The silence of the lambs: The lack of reaction among American Jews to the Passover seder massacre

    04/09/2002 4:20:32 AM PDT · by billorites · 15 replies · 423+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | April 9, 2002 | Shlomo Shamir
    NEW YORK - Three days after the deadly Seder night attack at a Netanya hotel, a senior Israeli representative in the United States received an urgent telegram. His counterpart in Jerusalem asked him to report on what the Jewish community was doing. He sent a two-word response: "Not much." In a conversation at the end of last week, the Israeli officials said: "Today I would respond `almost nothing.'" As evidence, he picked up a document from his table - a faxed invitation to an "emergency meeting" called by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. "They set a...