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A Remarkable Primary Win for Rachel Freier

She is the first Orthodox woman from a chassidic background to win a primary for a judicial position...

Freier Scores Historic Victory In Brooklyn Judicial Primary

Endorsed by The Jewish Press, Ms. Freier essentially ran against the Jewish political and organizational establishment.

Vote On September 13 In The NYS Primary Elections!

A small turnout is expected this coming Tuesday, September 13. Therefore, your votes could very well make the difference.

Wasserman Schultz Defeats Sanders’ Candidate in Florida Primary

Wasserman Schultz had a lot to do with quashing Senator Sanders' efforts to turn the DNC platform into an all out attack on the Israeli "occupation."

Ousted DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Facing Florida Primary Challenge Tuesday

In her role as DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz's proxies on the party platform committee combined forces with Hillary Clinton's proxies to block Sanders' proxies anti-Israel proposals.

Endorsements For The September 13 New York State Primary Elections

The candidates we have endorsed are capable, bright, personable, and enthusiastic, and have shown they work well with the Jewish community and all the many other ethnic and religious communities that comprise or will comprise their districts.

Arab Primary Voters Dump Terror-Supporting MKs Zoabi, Ghattas

Another demoted Balad leader is Jamal Zahalka who landed the fifth spot, which would only get him a seat should the Joint Arab List pick up between 18 and 20 mandates

UPDATE: Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump Big Winners, Cruz, Sanders, Rubio Eke Out Wins

It was a big night for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but Sanders, Cruz and Rubio all had victories as well.

Sanders Keeps His Judaism Silent, Israel at a Distance

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is fighting to stay in the race on Super Tuesday.

Herman Cain Threatening Georgia Senator Chambliss in Poll

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss is theoretically very vulnerable to a primary challenger in 2014, and his fate will depend on whether anyone is interested...

Results in from Labor Primaries

Labor party primary results are in, and Shelly Yechimovitch did not come out a winner.

UPDATED: Likud Primaries Extended to Monday

Due to computer glitches that have prevented many Likud members from voting, Likud primary elections which were originally extended until midnight on Sunday, have...

AARP Throws Granny Under the Bus

If any single business lobby—yes, business lobby—stands as an obstacle to entitlement reform, it is the American Association of Retired People [AARP]. There is nothing wrong with being a successful business, and the AARP should be credited for being just that. But there is something unsavory, at least, about being in the business of duping the elderly. Dissimulating—even to the elderly—is not illegal, nor should it be.

Jewish Press Endorsements

For the New York State Legislature in the September 13 primaries for the Democratic designation in the November general election:

Running For Judge With An Orthodox Background And A Universal Perspective

Just days before the entire world stands before the great Judge on Rosh Hashanah, Democrats of the 5th district of Brooklyn will be casting their votes in the primary election for civil court judge. Shlomo Mostofsky, private attorney and former president of the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI), is currently campaigning to secure the post as judge.

Anti-Israel, ‘Amsterdam News’ Favorite, Charles Barron Loses Vote

It looks like someone went up to Charles Barron and slapped him. The former member of the City Council and the Black Panther party was handily defeated by Hakeem Jeffries for the newly redrawn 8th Congressional District. The new district is mainly African-American, with a significant percentage of Russian Jews and Hispanics. Jeffries won in a landslide with more than half the precincts reporting, taking 75 percent of the vote.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: An Open Letter to Congressmen Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell

Americans are sick and tired of rancorous, scorched-earth politics, which has given Congress a nine percent approval rating. Let’s show America that politics is an honorable profession, a noble calling, filled with people who put values, country, and integrity first. Let’s start winning people back to the political theater by demonstrating that politics are inspiring rather than depressing, ennobling rather than corrupting, and harmonious rather than rancorous.

Miami Hatzalah Recruiting Members

Miami Hatzalah is looking for new members who work or live in the areas of Surfside, Bal Harbour or Bay Harbor and Aventura. The group recently held an open house presentation in Surfside to help accomplish this goal.

Mofaz Wins Kadima Primary Polls by 62% to Livni’s 38%

Out of 95 thousand registered Kadima party members, only 40% voted by 10 p.m., when the polls closed. It was rumored that left-leaning Haim Ramon was planning to resign as Chair of the Kadima Council. Along with the Mofaz win, this may suggest that the party is moving to the right. It may also mean that Kadima could not be taken for granted as partnering with the left on issues such as religious vs. secular tensions.

Vayikra: The Sacrifice Of Thanksgiving

To the modern mind, korbanos may seem foreign or hard to understand. Yet they were a key component of the service of Hashem. Rabbi Avigdor Miller, zt”l, explains that offerings served many purposes, including a primary purpose of expressing thanks to Hashem. Thus, following the book of Exodus comes the book dealing with sacrifices as an expression of thanks for the deliverance from slavery in Egypt.

Report: Kadima Headed for Split, No Matter Who Wins Primary

Since Kadima's fracturing is inevitable, the leadership primary becomes significance in that it will determine which leader will secure the votes of those Kadima MKs whose allegiance is to the party, and not its leader.

Kadima Calls Faction Meeting Amid Rumors of a Split in the Party

Dalia Itzik, Kadima's Knesset Faction Chairwoman and the last faction member yet to announce who she will support in the upcoming primary between Livni and Shaul Mofaz, has been linked to discussions with Mofaz's campaign over the weekend.

‘Jewish Home’ Blues

The Knesset's Jewish Home faction is in danger of splitting, following the internal political maneuvering that has taken place in the National Union.

Romney Leads, Republicans Pick Jewish Senate Candidate, and Kucinich Loses

Super Tuesday Republican primaries were a race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, Republicans selected a Jewish veteran for Ohio's Senate run, and Dennis Kucinich lost his bid for reelection. Ten states went to the polls Tuesday in what is the biggest election day of primary season.

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