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How in Losing a Congressional Race I Found More of Myself

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 7, 2012
A few hours ago I lost my bid to unseat Congressman Bill Pascrell in New Jersey’s Ninth District. But thank G-d, I’m in a good place and miraculously in a good frame of mind. I’m writing this late at night to capture my thoughts and feelings after investing approximately seven months of my life in this endeavor.

Text of Romney Concession Speech

Thanks to a report in The Washington Post, a transcription of the concession speech of US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

Sandy-Affected Voters in NY & NJ Can Choose Polling Place

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 6, 2012
Voters in New York and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy will be permitted to vote at any polling place in their respective states...

UJA-Federation of NY Releasing $10 million in Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief

UJA-Federation of New York released $10 million in Hurricane Sandy emergency relief aid to its network agencies and synagogues. The agency made the funds available...

GOP Claiming a Rout in Pennsylvania Based on Absentee Ballot Returns

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 31, 2012
The website GOP.com on Monday suggested that President Obama’s campaign is trying to protect Pennsylvania, sending big gun Joe Biden to a state that...

Haredim Reject Government ‘Saturated’ Burials

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.

Yesha Council Initiates Levy Report Campaign

10 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
At the Yesha Council Emergency Meeting dealing with the new campaign to pressure the government to authorize the Levy Report and/or make it a condition for a future coalition agreement with the parties that will form Netanyahu's next government:

Muslim Groups’ ‘HeArt Over Hate’ Not Really Over the Hate (VIDEO)

3 Heshvan 5773 – October 19, 2012
In response to Pamela Geller's anti-Jihad ad campaign, The Muslim Public Affairs Council is joining with Columbia University's Muslim Students Association to launch its own ad campaign "to showcase the Islamic principle of 'repelling evil with what is better' (Koran, Ch. 23, Surah Muminoon, verse 96)." MPAC says its campaign will "call on New Yorkers to stand together in opposing bigotry and hatred," in its effort "HeArt Over Hate: Repelling Bigotry through Art & Music." It's a clever play on words, but while it looks to deliver on its promise to be repellent, what MPAC and the MSA will be showcasing is support for brutal hatred, torture and violence.

Israel’s Election Campaign Shifts Into High Gear

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
JERUSALEM – With the 18th Israeli Knesset dispersed and new national elections set for January 22, 2013, Israel’s various political factions began preparing for what is expected to be a brutal campaign to elect a new 120-seat parliament. Following the elections President Shimon Peres will ask a newly elected MK, presumably from the largest faction, to form the next government.

Israeli Buildings Pink-Lit to Fight Breast Cancer

The tall buildings of Haifa University and the Naveh Nof residential Tower in Bat Yam were lit up in pink Tuesday night in solidarity with an international breast cancer awareness campaign.

Adelsons Again Donate $500K to Super PAC Supporting Boteach

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife for a second time have given $500,000 to a Super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's bid for Congress.

Religious Coalition to Metro: Donate “Support Israel” Proceeds to Human Rights Group

28 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
A coalition of religious groups is calling on the Washington DC Metro to donate proceeds from an ad campaign suggesting Muslims are savages to an organization supporting human rights.

Campus Activists Give Ahmadinejad an #UNwelcome Reception

10 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Israel advocates have made it clear that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to the United Nations will not go unnoticed. In response to Ahmadinejad’s presence at this week’s General Assembly meeting in New York, more than 15 campuses across the country have joined an awareness campaign sponsored by Hasbara Fellowships.

The Great Media Noise Machine

9 Tishri 5773 – September 24, 2012
According to the media, the Romney campaign is struggling to recover from a terrible week after an even worse week and the man himself has no hope of winning the election. Also according to the media, the murderers running wild in the streets belong to a religion of peace and the world is in grave imminent danger of destruction from cow farts.

New Campaign Aims to Find Rightful Heirs in North America Of 60,000 Unclaimed Holocaust...

24 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
The Hashava Company, established by the Israeli Knesset to locate heirs of Holocaust victims entitled to assets currently held in Israel, is set to embark on a campaign in the United States and Canada to find rightful heirs of more than 60,000 unclaimed Holocaust assets.

Forester-For-A-Day: KKL-JNF Involves Citizens in Maintaining Israeli Forests

KKL-JNF's ( Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael- Jewish National Fund) “Forester For a Day” program is a new ecological initiative that offers visitors a unique opportunity to assist in maintaining Israel's forests, prevent forest fires and promote an overall atmosphere of environmental awareness. The Jewish Press sat down with Revital Ovadia, the program's coordinator to find out more.

‘I am Refugee’: Israel Launches Int’l Campaign on Expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands

22 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has launched a new campaign to mark the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries, called "I am a Refugee", which seeks to bring the forgotten and often overlooked stories of Jewish refugees from Arab countries to both Israel and the international community.

Calif. Democratic Party Chair Rues Any Offense with Goebbels Analogy

18 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at his remarks comparing Republican statements to Nazi propaganda.

Inside Dope: The Times’s Bias Confirmed

12 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
We were hardly surprised by the final column of New York Times departing public editor (as the Times refers to its in-house ombudsman) Arthur Brisbane, in which he acknowledged the paper harbors a liberal bias on public issues.

Adelson Gives $500,000 to Shmuley Boteach Super PAC

4 Elul 5772 – August 21, 2012
Boteach: "I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They have been dear friends for a long time and were among the earliest backers of my campaign. Not only are they heroes in the Jewish community for their mega-philanthropy, but they are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country...This donation is a game changer.”

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