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Federations Defend Evangelical Support of Israel

11/12/2015 - 19:00

The Jewish Federations of North America distanced itself from a Jewish Democrat who said at the federation umbrella group’s annual General Assembly that some evangelical Christian Republicans support Israel in order to hasten the “End of Days.”

Matt Neuberger interviews Rosenbaum and Brooks. Courtesy of JFNA

Republicans Predict Iran Deal Will Gain Them Jewish Votes In 2016

11/10/2015 - 19:00
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Washington - The head of a national Republican Jewish activist group predicted on Tuesday (Nov. 10) that dissatisfaction with the Iran nuclear deal will increase the GOP’s share of the Jewish vote in 2016. His Democratic counterpart argued that Jewish Americans, who overwhelmingly vote for his party, are divided over the deal and prioritize other issues.

At the 2015 Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. RNS

Congressional Push To Get U.S., Israel To ‘Dial It Down’

Dems Nita Lowey and Steve Israel encourage quiet dialogue.

03/31/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Before flying to Israel this week, House Speaker John Boehner said the “animosity” exhibited by the Obama administration towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “reprehensible.”

Rep Nita Lowey: Urging senior White House officials to “cool” the rhetoric.

Pulpit Rabbi To Lead Interfaith Group

Rabbi Jack Moline will head the D.C.-based Interfaith Alliance.

01/26/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Jack Moline, who served as spiritual leader of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Va., for more than two decades, was recently named executive director of the Washington-based Interfaith Alliance, a progressive, ecumenical organization that “celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights.” His appointment follows his short-lived stint as director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

Rabbi Jack Moline: From pulpit to political organization to Interfaith Alliance.

A Pulpit Rabbi Makes Push For Political Civility

As he takes over NJDC, Jack Moline hopes to ‘elevate level of discourse’; dismisses Orthodox move to GOP.
10/08/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Jack Moline, a well-known pulpit rabbi in Alexandria, Va., has decided to leave the pulpit after more than 30 years to try his hand at politics.

Rabbi Jack Moline

Conservative Rabbi To Head NJDC

10/01/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In a surprise move, Rabbi Jack Moline, the well-known spiritual leader of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Va., and national co-chair of Rabbis for Obama, has decided to leave the pulpit and become the executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

Rabbi Jack Moline

Rabbi Leaves Pulpit For Politics, Becomes Head Of NJDC

09/30/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Jack Moline, the well-known spiritual leader of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Va., and national co-chair of Rabbis for Obama, has decided to leave the pulpit and become the executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

A Jewish Guide To The Party Conventions

Expect pro-Israel talk at both, but a different tone on economy and social issues.
08/20/2012 - 20:00

Washington — Get set for a political double feature with much of the same plot, but with different outcomes for the issues that tend to preoccupy Jewish voters.

The same key words and themes will bounce around Jewish events at next week’s Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., and at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., the next week: “pro-Israel,” “marriage,” “Jewish vote” and “abortion.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chair, left, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will play major roles in Tampa.

'Joe The Plumber' In Hot Water Over Holocaust Reference

Samuel Wurzelbacher, who gained fame in 2008 as “Joe the Plumber” who posed a question to Barack Obama -- and is now running for Congress in Ohio --  is garnering unwanted attention for suggesting that Nazi gun control laws contributed to the Holocaust.

“In 1939, Germany established gun control,” a narrator says in a campaign video posted Monday for Wurzelbacher, who is seen shooting fruit and vegetables with a shotgun. “From 1939 to 1945, 6 million Jews and 7 million others, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.”

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