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Jews Could Swing the 2020 Election

And why that’s not a good thing

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The Kristallnacht Election

Eighty years after that dark night in Europe, America’s midterms were a contest to see how much of the country could be mobilized on a basis of hysteria and mass loathing

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Voter Education

Eight candidates who have expressed blatantly anti-Semitic views, or who openly associate with anti-Semites

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Jules Feiffer’s American Follies

We Want Our Tsumommy!

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Brand Management

Episode 87: Danya Shults on giving Jewish life a facelift with her new start-up, and Michael Knowles on his Trump-endorsed gag book

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Remembering My Father, a Lifelong Republican, in the Age of Trump

A daughter recalls the conversations she had with her late father, and wonders if he would have aligned with Trump’s nasty campaign

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The Revolt of the Banana Republicans

The travesty that unfolded in Cleveland

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The Prophet and Trump

The unfathomable harbinger of doomsday? Or just a political blip?

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Stuck in the Middle

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.

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Davening for Dollars: Jeb! at The Hampton Synagogue

The GOP candidate lines up to bash Obama and his Iran deal at the tony and influential congregation at the beach

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Meet Jewish Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin

The U.S. Army veteran will represent New York’s 1st Congressional District

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Cantor Tweets Government Shutdown Picture

House majority leader quickly rebuked by Nancy Pelosi, angry Twitter users

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Sundown: Bibi Vows No Settlement Demolitions

Plus debt ceiling issue likely to get kicked down the road three months

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Republican Party

A surprising call for conservatives to stop running against it

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Adelson Is Election’s Biggest Loser

The casino mogul is out $70 million as Jewish voters re-elect Obama and Jewish GOP candidates lose

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Obama Finds the Promised Land Again

Republicans expand their control of the House of Representatives

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Why I’m Voting for Romney

The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him

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Voting Jewish Values

Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion

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On Romney’s Pro-Palestinian Allies

This says more about us than it does about him

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Mark Helprin’s Tale

The author, like Israel, takes risks—and lives in opposition to nebbishy Jewish New Yorkers

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Sheldon Adelson, Latke Seeker

The donor speaks out in a rare interview

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Hitler on the Campaign Trail

Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season

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Yiddish Curses for GOP Jews

That hot new website making fun of Jewish Republicans? My husband and I made it—and you’re welcome.

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A Few More Thoughts on That Poll

Are Jews turning away from the Dems? Survey says: perhaps!

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Sundown: Grapel Safely Returned to Israel

Plus, Poland reopens Auschwitz probe, Oprah goes to the mikvah, and more

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Bad Faith

The Republican presidential candidates’ refusal to believe in things like global warming isn’t just bad science; it’s also very poor religion

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Lonesome Dove

Barack Obama isn’t to blame for the Tea Party’s surge. Liberals are. And if they want him to win re-election in 2012, they better listen to Moses and learn how to take initiative.

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Office Politics

This week’s parasha is proof that even God changes his mind. Congress must do the same and finally pass legislation prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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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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Snake Eyes

Newt Gingrich has long relied on the financial largesse of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a Republican Jewish Coalition leader. But now the money man is facing trouble, and that could be the former speaker’s undoing.

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