U.S. Senate

Alaskan Rabbi Blesses Senate With Wish For US Leadership On Terrorism

02/09/2016 - 10:06

Washington — An Alaskan rabbi, invited to offer the daily opening prayer in the Senate, prayed for the United States to lead in the fight against terrorism worldwide.

Rabbi Greenberg and his wife with Alaska U.S. Senator, Lisa Murkowski in the Senate. Courtesy of Chabad.org

U.S. Senate Resolution Expresses Support For Israel, Condemns Palestinian Terror

11/11/2015 - 19:00

Washington — The U.S. Senate passed a resolution expressing support for Israel and condemned Palestinian terror attacks.

U.S. Senate. Via wikipedia.org

Obama To U.S. Jews: ‘We’re Not Giving Away Anything’ To Iran

08/30/2015 - 20:00

In an address to American Jews on Friday, President Barack Obama insisted that the agreement negotiated between world powers and Iran blocks the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons without limiting the United State’s options in case of violations.

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Deal Analysis: Senator Schumer's Balancing Act

07/13/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The white smoke that wafted out of the chimney Tuesday at Palais Coburg in Vienna signaled the start of an intense lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill over the fate of the Iranian nuclear agreement, pitting two longtime adversaries, Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu.

Senate Subcommittee Doubles Grants For Nonprofits’ Security

06/16/2015 - 20:00

Washington — A U.S. Senate subcommittee voted to more than double funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to $25 million for the coming year.


Don’t look for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), the only Jewish presidential candidate in the 2016 sweepstakes and only one who actually lived in Israel, to join the panderfest of candidates trying to out-Israel each other.  I doubt he’ll even make a photo-op pilgrimage to the Holy Land as so many, especially Republicans, are.

The Senate Speaks Up

04/14/2015 - 20:00

There was welcome news from Washington on Tuesday with word of leading Republican and Democrat senators agreeing unanimously on legislation — a rarity — that would give Congress a say in the Iran nuclear agreement being negotiated by six world powers, including the U.S.

Senate Resolution Addresses Rising anti-Semitism In Europe

02/25/2015 - 19:00

Washington – The U.S. Senate introduced a bipartisan resolution addressing the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.

Boxer Won’t Run For Senate In 2016

01/08/2015 - 19:00

Barbara Boxer will not run for a fifth U.S. Senate term in 2016.

Boxer, 74, a California Democrat, made the announcement Thursday in a video interview with her grandson, Zach Rodham, posted on YouTube.

'A Custodian Of The Jewish People'

The son of poor immigrants, Sen. Frank Lautenburg remembered as a giant of liberal and Jewish causes, and critical advocate for Soviet emigrés.
06/03/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

About a dozen years ago, Frank Lautenberg, then the senior U.S. senator from New Jersey, was invited to serve as keynote speaker at a naturalization ceremony for new citizens that New Jersey’s Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest was hosting.

Retiring from the Senate in 2001 was a "big mistake," Lautenberg said. He was re-elected the following year. Getty Images
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