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Three Jews, One Thong

Russ Feingold publishes book, joins Obama campaign

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Tribal Chiefs

Jack Lew, Obama’s new chief of staff, is the third Jewish official in the last 10 years to run the White House, after Rahm Emanuel and Josh Bolten

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Sundown: Clinton Respects the Sabbath

Plus, microarchaeology in Ashkelon, ranking Spielberg’s hits, and more

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United Jewish Appeal

Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.

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The Narrows

Ben-Gurion repeatedly faced down crises by fearlessly rejecting retreat and useless compromise. Obama would do well to follow his model.

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Sundown: Quartet Lays Out Roadmap

Plus Iranian bagels, the Irvine 11, Clinton vs. Bibi, and more

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Out of Tune

When Israelis and Palestinians choose politics over music, they’re guilty of the gravest offense in the Torah: acting like Amalek

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Sitting Duck

Barack Obama’s poll numbers are down among Jews—and that’s normal. For more than 30 years, nearly every incumbent president has fared less well among Jews in his re-election effort than in his first campaign.

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A Spin

Jordan’s late King Hussein and his unsuccessful efforts to make peace get a courtier’s treatment in the new memoir from Jack O’Connell, a former CIA station chief in Amman

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Private Parts

The scandal seems to be less about Anthony Weiner’s sexual social networking than the fact that he got caught. As technology thins the line between public and private, do politicians retain a right to be human?

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Understanding Weinergate

How social media felled a rising star, and how his Jewishness was involved

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Koch Test

The former New York City mayor is starting to turn against Barack Obama. And when hizzoner goes for the Republican in a presidential contest, it’s always been bad news for his fellow Democrats.

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Fixed

After the Illinois Supreme Court put Rahm Emanuel back on the Chicago mayoral ballot, all he has left to do is win

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House of Blues

Rahm Emanuel, in the midst of a rough-and-tumble campaign, was just denied a spot on the mayoral ballot. Was the move Chicago politics as usual, or has Emanuel’s Judaism come into play?

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Mondo Weiss

Idiosyncratic and influential anti-Zionist blogger Philip Weiss has a complicated relationship with Israel, American Jewry, and himself

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Nine Lives

Grinning through each reversal, the ever-bumbling, deeply unpopular Ehud Barak maneuvers to remain a political force in Israel and its leading voice to the West

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Sitting Pop Culture Shiva for Larry King

Larry King hangs up his suspenders. We tell you how to cope.

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Russian Arc

Yuli Edelstein, Israel’s minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora, says Russian Jews, contrary to belief, vote with the Israeli mainstream

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National Insecurity: The Case for Jonathan Pollard

American Jews haven’t stood up for Jonathan Pollard. That might finally be changing.

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Daybreak: Turning the Peace Machine Back On

Plus Iran called out on meddling, and more in the news

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Heads Up

J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment

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Daybreak: Lebanon Sliding

Plus Bill Clinton to save the day? and more in the news

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Sundown: Bibi Looks To Deal

Plus Dems defend J Street, and more

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Early Sundown: Sukkot Edition

Plus unrest in East J’lem, and more

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Daybreak: Building and Talking?

Plus a murky West Bank killing, and more in the news

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Reader, She Married Him

Yale rabbi co-officiates Chelsea Clinton’s nuptials

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Sundown: Rocket Hits Ashkelon

Plus Staten Island Jew-listing, and more

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A Yidisher Pop

Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and a lesson in Yiddish

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Making History

Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive

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Boldface Names at Chelsea’s Wedding

Obamas, Streisand expected upstate at month’s end

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