I grew up in a family that always voted for Democrats. Then I joined an Orthodox community filled with Republicans. Where do I stand? Somewhere in between.
On Tuesday night, the five Democratic presidential hopefuls filled the Las Vegas stage—and our televisions—with a lively, articulate discussion about the issues that matter. Well, mostly.
“My mother always used to say that her mother’s family was Jewish,” said Liberal Party leader Malcolm Turnbull. “Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know.”
Fails to become Britain’s first Jewish prime minister since Benjamin Disraeli, as Conservatives gain outright majority
Tom Schweich was reportedly the target of anti-Semitic ‘whisper campaign’
Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.
His nomination to be surgeon-general is being held up by NRA lobbying
The 44-year-old healthcare entrepreneur wants to be Massachusetts’s next governor and maybe start a third-party revolution
New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich on the surprising reaction to his new book, and why his rabbi told him not to worry
A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.
A Broadway revival of 1960’s The Best Man reveals a prescient take on presidential politics, but from era before Jewish issues played a major role
Racially charged remarks got the disgraced politician in trouble last week. But he’ll survive, because he’s sincere, even with his foot in his mouth.
Margaret Thatcher was a staunch defender of Jewish causes and a supporter of Israel in her political career, unlike most Tory politicians before her
The Israeli right paints Ben-Gurion University as a haven for radical leftists. But the charges, meant to counter similar rhetoric from the left, are unfounded, and potentially damaging.
Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are all a certain type: the Jewish Big, narcissistic, entitled, and unapologetic. And society loves to see a Jewish Big fall.
In David Unger’s novel The Price of Escape, a refugee from Nazi Germany arrives in a Guatemalan port town only to find himself in a new kind of hell
As Rahm Emanuel’s campaign for mayor of Chicago heads toward victory, he’s sending different messages—not a Boss, gay-friendly, disciplined, even rabbinical—to different audiences
The Scroll smells something fishy
Joe Straus, the Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, has been targeted by the Tea Party. The anti-Semitic attacks against him suggest not all politics is local.
What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics
Political science, smokin’ and prayin’, and more
Bennet and Sestak may come from behind to win
Candidate in Democratic primary supports it; most oppose her
Will CPAC victory harm GOP with Jews?
With more Republicans than ever
Rabbi Michael Lerner emails to call out the president, in the cause of tikkun olam
Next Jewish Senate candidate is likely the next Jewish senator
Dovish political org. comes to a city near you
That’s no way for a Jew to act, Senator