Friday, September 19th, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign seems to think that the road to keeping the Democrats’ big majority of Jewish votes in November may run through the bimah.
First there was emergence of “Rabbis for Obama,” a groundbreaking group that has collected more than 400 signatures - mostly from the Reform and Conservative realms, as we reported last week, but with a smattering of Orthodox rabbis.
Monday, September 8th, 2008
Groups on the Christian right have long opposed Internal Revenue Service regulations barring pulpit endorsements of political candidates by pastors or overtly partisan activities at their churches.
This week the Alliance Defense Fund called for a day of pastoral civil disobedience on September 28. And the guessing is it won’t be Barack Obama who gets endorsed from the pulpits.
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
James Besser in Washington
Here’s a political shocker for you: Jews who say religion is “an important part of my daily life” are more likely to vote for Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, than those who say religion isn’t as important.
How do you spell “Duh?”
This nugget was part of a Gallup poll released this week that shows the same dynamic working in the broader population, but even more so.