Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Iyyar 2, 5775
What Midterm Voting Patterns Say About Us
By:
Bob Guzzardi and Bob Sklaroff
Depending on the poll you scrutinize, only 23 percent to 31 percent of Jewish voters voted for Sen.-elect Pat Toomey. This is an oddity, given that his policies emanate from our Torah and talmudic principles -- that every individual life is a life worth living, sacred to the Sovereign of the universe, recognizing principles of individual freedom and free will,...
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Is It Really Against Our Interests to Stay True to the Democrats?
By:
Burt Siegel
The "debate" over the number of Jews who voted for either U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak or Sen.-elect Pat Toomey in the recent Pennsylvania Senate race is just the latest in the annual attempt by the Republican Jewish Coalition to convince its donors that contributing to that organization is money well-spent. In each election cycle, they use polling techniques that are...
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By:
Gari Julius Weilbacher
I am a product of the big three: I grew up at Har Zion in the last days of the Wynnefield shtetl; I graduated from Akiba Hebrew Academy; and I went to Camp Ramah in the Poconos. In addition, I was born in Israel, my parents were actors with the Habimah theater in Tel Aviv, and my brother is a...
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By:
David Magerman
Along with hundreds of other Jewish Philadelphians, I attended the opening gala of the National Museum of American Jewish History last weekend. It was a beautiful event, highlighting and celebrating the incredible and unlikely success Jews have had in America. Those who worked so hard for years should be praised for the successful outcome. The evening's speakers frequently noted how...
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The Aftermath of the Midterm Elections: What the Future Holds
By:
Rabbi David A. Teutsch
Every two years, we see tens of millions of dollars' worth of vitriolic political attack ads, many of them coming from outside groups with no ties to Pennsylvania. Politicians, pundits and voters all decry their use, but the negativity always returns for one simple reason: It works. We don't like to admit it, but the reason such tactics are used...
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