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WATCH: President Obama Offers Rosh Hashanah Greeting

Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

President Obama sent his greetings to Jews worldwide as the High Holidays celebrations begin with the observance of Rosh Hashanah at sundown, Septembe...

Turnout Of Key Group Could Rock Obama's 2012 Chances

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

(Repeats from earlier July 24) By Nick Tate TAMARAC, Fla., July 24 (Reuters) - Selma and Kenneth Furst were among the h...

Sam Stein

Jewish Advocacy Group Launches PAC To Take Heat Off Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Aiming to change the perception that American Jews are one-issue voters, a national advocacy group will expand its operations with a pol...

Jewish Support For Obama Strong Despite Israel Stance

Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Despite Democratic worries that President Obama could lose Jewish support over his Middle ...

Barack Obama Is Such a Traditional Jew Sometimes

Jeffrey Goldberg | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Goldberg

George W. Bush was, in his own way, a philo-Semite, but he never would have made such a member-of-the-tribe kind of joke as Barack Obama did when I recently handed him a copy of the New American Haggadah.

Sam Stein

Was Miami Media Report On Romney's Jewish Support Fabricated?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

A report purporting to show potentially historic levels of support from Jewish voters for Mitt Romney in a general election matchup with Barack Obama ...

Romancing American Jews for 2012

Michelle Kraus | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The GOP is yet again manipulating the American Jewish vote for the upcoming election.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Five of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Klein

What Obama didn't count on was that, for all the changes taking place among younger "progressive" Jews, Jerusalem remains a third rail in American politics.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Five of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Z. Chesnoff

During the second half of Barack Obama's first term in office, the president's refusal to face reality in the Middle East is likely to shape American policy.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Four of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Klein

Obama approaches the Middle East, as he does most everything else, dispassionately and with a burning desire to fix the problem.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Three of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edward Klein

"If you refuse these demands," Hillary told Netanyahu, according to our sources, "the United States government will conclude that [America and Israel] no longer share the same interests."

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Two of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Understandably, some American Jews were annoyed that Obama had failed to include Israel in his July 2009 Mideast trip. But what rankled them even more was that the president seemed to adopt the Arab narrative to explain the existence of Israel.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part One of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Z. Chesnoff

A sizable number of American Jews are having a serious case of buyer's remorse when it comes to Barack Obama.

President Obama Says, "Peace Cannot Be Imposed From the Outside"

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The Obama administration has weighed the wreckage of its efforts to change our foreign policy and make it less supportive of Israel.

The President Fetes the Jews

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

What's been called "Operation Desert Schmooze" continued at the White House yesterday. A group of some 150 people, mostly Jews prominent in their fields, gathered for the latest volley in the Obama charm offensive.

Obama's Jewish Charm Offensive

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

If the president wishes to win over American Jewry, he should know that we are a religion that places action before speech and character before personality. It is not charm that moves us but a robust, moral posture.

Israelis on the Street Excoriate Obama (VIDEO)

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

There is a wide gap between American Jews and Israeli Jews on Barack Obama. American Jews, who know him well, like him and trust him. Israelis do not.

Liz Cheney: Birther of Crazier Conspiracies

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Dick's progeny didn't fall far from the gnarled, twisted tree. Liz Cheney has unfurled her writhing power-hungry roots, burrowing deep beneath the dirt filled with assorted creepy crawlies to feed her political prospects.

Foxman: Obama Putting Too Much Weight On Solving Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abraham Foxman, Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), gives an account of his meeting this week with President Barack Obama and other Jewish g...

Sam Stein

Obama Calms Jewish Leaders: Press Has Built Up Conflict

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an hour-long meeting at the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama assured Jewish leaders that he was demanding as much sacrifice from the A...

Obama, Jewish Leaders Meet Formally At White House For First Time

Politics Daily | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, President Obama meets formally for the first time with the heads of more than a dozen major Jewish organizations, and while some domestic i...

Von Brunn: "Obama Was Created By Jews"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Authorities are charging an 88-year-old white supremacist with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a guard at the U.S. Hol...

"Holocaust" And The Road To Peace

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Feldman

Listening to Obama's Cairo speech has made me wonder: has the "Holocaust"-- while essential to remember and to honor -- become a hurdle on the road to peace rather than a signpost?

Two Meals, One Story: A Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from an American Abroad

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

From their merging of religious tradition with daily life to their personal and historical narratives, the similarities between Muslims and Jews living in Israel is almost tragically comical.

A Blessing for Barack (A Jewish Prayer for All Obama-ites)

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael L. Millenson

There is a Jewish prayer that captures the sense of relief, gratitude, and joy that so many of us feel as Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States. It is called the Shehechiyanu.