Getting the Jewish vote did not shape the Dinkins Administration’s approach to a Jewish community under attack – and I suspect it won’t do much for the de Blassio Administration either. The Orthodox will not get the one big prize they’d been desiring all along, and rightfully so: yeshiva vouchers.
Finally, in Virginia, the voters have turned their backs on the Republicans. The election of a Democrat to the state house (and to the lieutenant governor’s post) completes the set, since both U.S. senators from Virginia are Democrats, too. The Associated Press and the television networks reported that a third of Virginia voters said they were personally impacted by the shutdown and went for McAuliffe by about 20 points. It could mean that the Republican party’s inability to win the White House may have been declared terminal. Why? Because as soon as the Republican candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli took office as Attorney General in Virginia four years ago, he started in on abortions, inventing new, demeaning ways of punishing women wishing to abort unwanted pregnancies.
It’s time Republicans understood that the majority of women, Republicans and democrats, want legal abortions, and they will punish politicians who try to take them away.
As always, the one surefire remedy for all your worries, in whatever state you reside, is to contact your local Nefesh B’Nesfesh office and start the process of moving to the land of eternal spring, where we guarantee 300 sunny days a year or your money back. Peace.Yori Yanover
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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