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Lee Zeldin: What Jew Need To Know

Will the new Jewish senator replace Eric Cantor?

11/06/2014
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Here's what you don't know about Lee Zeldin, the New York State Senator who put an end to the short-lived drought of Jewish Republican representatives in Congress.

New York State Senator Lee Zeldin. Nysenate.gov.

Religion Loses Clout: Why Many Say That’s A Bad Thing

09/23/2014
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More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics.

In New Brooklyn District, A Clash Of Clout

With fewer Jewish voters, Orthodox and Russian-speakers battle to elect a Councilman.

10/29/2013
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A year after a City Council commission redrew the borders of some Council districts in Brooklyn, voters in the new 48th District will elect a representative for the first time on Tuesday.

Although redistricting reduced the number of Jewish voters in the 48th CD, all four candidates are Jewish. Image via Google Maps

Don't Peg Me Politically

You're Jewish right? Oh! You must be voting Baritt Robamny.

Hmm, interesting theory. But unless we're voting against an evil candidate, say something out of 1930's European Facism, I don't want to be politically pegged just because I'm Jewish. I may share the same religion as you but I intend to make up my own mind, thank you.

However, I do continue to wonder, is there a 'Jewish' position on American politics?

Sorry, God said nothing about GDP growth at Sinai. Getty Images

Orthodox, Liberal And Lonely On The West Side

“Orthodox isolationism” plays out in Modern Orthodox Jews' parochial view of politics

10/22/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Looking around at my fellow worshipers at late Maariv services at the Carlebach Synagogue the other night, I pondered political affiliation. Who, mused I, are the Obama supporters, and who are in the Romney camp? When I nudged my pew-mate, a prominent West-Side M.D., and asked him, “65 percent Romney?” he sputtered, “Get real! We’re talking 90 percent, maybe 99 percent.  The 1 percent ‘Obama’ is you!”

What planet am I on?

Jerome Chanes

Does Lauren Bush Really Want To Change Her Name?

 Yet another presidential heiress is marrying Jewish.

Less than six months after Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky went under the chuppah,  Lauren Bush, granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush's granddaughter and niece of former President George W. Bush, has announced her engagement to David Lauren, son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren (ne Ralph Reuben Lifschitz).

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