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And now for the real pro-Israel

Obama and McCain might not have been there to give bellicose speeches, but just a couple of weeks ago, over 140 Jewish activists from across the country took part in Brit Tzedek v’Shalom’s largest-ever DC conference, bringing the real pro-Israel,…

Don't go, Joe!

By now, we are all pretty familiar with Pastor John Hagee and his quote-on-quote “pro-Israel” outfit Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Hagee had been a big endorser of Republican presidential candidate John McCain until audiotape surfaced last week of Hagee…

Kein, Annu Yicholim (Yes, We Can)

With Super Tuesday upon us, a music video version of a Barack Obama speech featuring Will.i.am, Jesse Dylan, Common, Scarlett Johansson, and many others, has been forwarded to me more times than the smear emails have. As the JTA notes,…

In praise of the Jewish blogosphere

Richard Silverstein, from Tikun Olam, has a great piece in today’s Haaretz about the Jewish blogosphere and its role in presenting dissenting views in the Jewish community. In the age before blogs, Jewish leaders were like political bosses. They ruled…