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NJDC Intern — August 28, 2014 – 3:13 pm | 2014 Election | Republicans | Ron Paul

A Bombshell in Kentucky

A recent bombshell struck the reelection campaign for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky. His campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was implicated in a two year old scandal in Iowa. Benton was the manager for Ron Paul’s campaign to win the Iowa Republican caucus. He has been implicated in a… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — August 20, 2014 – 3:39 pm | Women's Leadership Network | Israel | Terrorism

A Conversation with Hila Fenlon

HELP US TELL ISRAEL’S STORY! Today, with Hamas once again firing hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, we heard from one of the Israeli women living under constant threat.  Hila Fenlon and her family (including 2 children ages 9 and 13) live in Netiv HaAsara, a moshav that is just… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — August 20, 2014 – 11:41 am | Foreign Policy | Terrorism

Second Guessing Syria

Late in 2012, I attended a small briefing with a senior White House security official. Each of the dozen people there had a chance to speak, and most took the opportunity to lobby for something. I asked this question: Who are we rooting for in Syria? The official raised his… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — August 14, 2014 – 2:36 pm |

NJDC Mourns the Death of Leonard Fein

NJDC mourns the death of Leonard Fein.  Leibel, as he was known in our community, was a wise and courageous source of activism for a better world.  Rabbi Jack Moline, Executive Director, said, “His academic career, his guidance of Moment magazine and his founding of MAZON are only three of the contributions… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — August 7, 2014 – 11:46 am | Foreign Policy | Huffington Post Blog | Iraq

Disproportionality in Gaza

There is disproportionality in the Gaza conflict, but it is not military. No one scrutinizes the media’s attention to Israel and its neighbors more than engaged members of the Jewish community. Not surprisingly, we have multiple groups that measure the quantity and quality of time and type invested in coverage.… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — August 6, 2014 – 12:14 pm | Civil Rights | Congress | Domestic Policy

NJDC Statement on the 49th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

NJDC Executive Director Rabbi Jack Moline released the following statement marking the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: “Forty-nine years after the signing of the landmark Voting Rights Act, we are still fighting for the right to vote. Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Shelby County v.… Read More | Comments (0)