Jerome Chanes |
Special To The Jewish Week
Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jews in America have little memory of JFK’s Jewish relationships. “JFK and the Jews” had little to do with the Jews, and everything to do with Israel. Looking back at his legacy, as the Nov. 22 anniversary nears, American Jews have good reasons, therefore, to mourn.
A group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity removed from its website references to a scheduled fundraiser appearance by George W. Bush, though a Bush spokesman said the former president still plans to attend.
Bush was scheduled to headline a Nov. 14 fundraiser for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, with tickets ranging from $250 to $100,000.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League on Monday afternoon gently critiicized the former president for his participation in the event.
The Israeli, a former junior chess champion who studied electrical engineering at the University of Texas, finished in third place Tuesday in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the Times of Israel reported.