Hillary Clinton

Second Thoughts: Post-Election Letters

Dear Fellow Jews, Here and in Israel

12/06/2016 - 12:13

Although I voted for Hillary Clinton — and President Obama twice — I am strongly committed to the notion that we all need to give President-elect Trump every opportunity to succeed.

David Sable

Dear Hillary

11/22/2016 - 13:23
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale

Editor's Note: At the suggestion of educator and Jewish Week columnist, Erica Brown, a number of leading voices in the Jewish community were asked to write a letter reflecting their post-election thoughts. See more letters from other leaders in the Jewish community below, and look out for part two of this issue below.

You planned on giving your acceptance speech at the Javits Center, a building purposefully selected because it has a glass ceiling. This was supposed to be a ceiling-shattering moment in our history.

Rabba Sara Hurwitz

Post Election Acknowledgment And Blessings From Yad HaChazakah

Americans are fortunate to live in the U.S.A. where we determine who our leaders are and who represent us. As with every election, there are those who are cheering and those who are mourning. We need to give each other time for celebration, mourning, and reconciliation.

That said, the peaceful and respectful transfer of presidential power, divisions of governmental authority, and legislative processes resulting in checks and balances have historically poised America to be a true role model of democracy, given its imperfections. Winston Churchill proclaimed, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”

Sharon Shapiro-Lacks

Trump Victory: Good News, Bad News For Jews – Part I

Donald Trump's victory may be good news for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who congratulated the president-elect and called him a "true friend" of Israel, but it is bad news for the overwhelming majority of American Jews, who voted (71-24) for Hillary Clinton.

Beyond boasting about his deal-making skills and saying he could be an impartial broker in Israeli-Palestinians, Trump has shown no real interest in reviving the peace process; neither have Israeli and Palestinian leaders.  The Israeli right is delighted.

In Concession Speech, Hillary Clinton Speaks Of ‘Painful’ Loss, Urges ‘Open Mind’ On Trump

11/09/2016 - 13:25

An emotional Hillary Clinton urged Americans to lend President-elect Donald Trump “an open mind and the chance to lead,” while also vowing to fight for the diversity she had claimed during a bitter campaign that Trump was trashing.

Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the New Yorker Hotel on November 9, 2016 in NYC. Getty Images

Susan B. Anthony’s Gravestone is Being Covered with ‘I Voted’ Stickers

The suffrage leader, who died before women had the right to vote, is honored on the day the first woman president may be elected.

11/08/2016 - 15:53
Editorial Intern

Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the women’s suffrage movement, is being honored during this years historic presidential election. On Tuesday morning, Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY, where Anthony is buried, was filled with voters placing ‘I Voted’ stickers on the activist’s gravestone.

The tradition of sticking 'I Voted' stickers on Anthony's grave holds new meaning this year. Screenshot Time/Instagram

Dumbing Down The Congress

The alt-right news site Breitbart.com has denounced Speaker Paul Ryan (R-IL) as a secret Hillary Clinton agent for not doing enough to support Donald Trump's presidential campaign and wants to see him dumped.

Dumbing Down The Congress

The alt-right news site Breitbart.com has denounced Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a secret Hillary Clinton agent for not doing enough to support Donald Trump's presidential campaign and wants to see him dumped.

FBI's Comey May Be A Big Loser Tuesday

Whoever wins Tuesday's election, a big loser could be FBI Director James Comey. Not since J. Edgar Hoover has anyone done as much damage to bureau's reputation as Comey.

His plunge into the presidential campaign with unsubstantiated charges coupled with malicious anti-Clinton leaks from some of his rogue agents just days before the election has the odor of intentional interference.

Trump Plays Jerusalem Card, Cautiously

Donald Trump's real estate and bankruptcy lawyers who double as his Israel policy advisors published an article this week saying if the real estate mogul becomes president he will move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, "the eternal and indivisible capital of the Jewish state."

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