Submitted by Adam Dickter on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 14:37
House Speaker John Boehner grew up in Cincinnatti and has been a politician in Ohio, which has a fairly substantial Jeiwsh population, since 1985. But he says he never set foot inside a synagogue before Monday, when he poppped in for a meet-and-greet with Jewish military chaplains gathered at The Shul of Bal Harbor, Fla. (That's the name of the place.)
The invitation was extended by Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Chabad's man in Washington and president of American Friends of Chabad,
Now that we've seen the rematch of the Giants-Patriots 2008 Super Bowl, get ready for another high-stakes do-over between closely matched opponents.
GOP upstart Randy Altschuler, who hopes to join Eric Cantor as the second Jewish Republican in the House, is again challenging Democrat Tim Bishop for the seat in Suffolk County's 1st District, which has a long history of oscillating between Democrat and Republican representatives on The Hill.
As I drove past the local Young Israel this afternoon and saw a parking spot, I instinctively pulled into it, though my destination was elsewhere. Only then did I look at my watch. As it turns out, it was 12:45; time for early mincha.
That's how automatic the process has become in my life after more than 10 months of kaddish for my mother, Sondra, who passed away early last year.
The new documentary film, “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story,” should be required viewing in Jewish schools and camps throughout the country.
You can’t teach Modern Israel and the challenges of Zionism in 80 minutes. But in chronicling the life of the hero of the Entebbe rescue, the film not only manages to offer up one remarkable young man’s ongoing struggle between duty to country and the desire to pursue one’s own dreams, but also a simpler, more unified Israeli society fighting for its basic freedoms and rights.
The former federal prosecutor is known for blunt talk and quick rejoinders to critics. The other day, up in New Hampshire, Christie had the back of the guy he probably hopes will tap him as vice presidential nominee. When hecklers shouted that Mitt Romney "kills jobs," the former Massachusetts governor politely said that view was unfortunate.