Michelle Obama's speech last week was amazing. Watch it if you can, but at least read her reaction to Donald Trump's vulgar behavior. So many key quotes, including this:
Now is the time for all of us to stand up and say, "Enough is enough."
This has got to stop right now. Because consider this: if all of this is painful to us as grown women, what do you think this is doing to our children? What messages are our little girls hearing about who they should look like, how they should act? What lessons are they learning about their value as professionals, as human beings? About their dreams and aspirations? And how is this affecting men and boys in this country? Because I can tell you that the men in my life do not talk about women like this, and I know that my family is not unusual.
And to dismiss this as everyday locker room talk is an insult to decent men everywhere. The men that you and I know don't treat women this way.
New Endorsements for Hillary Clinton. Foreign Policy endorsed Clinton in the magazine's first endorsement of a candidate for political office, saying that "our obligation to our readers thus extends now to making clear the great magnitude of the threat that a Donald Trump presidency would pose to the United States. The dangers Trump presents as president stretch beyond the United States to the international economy, to global security, to America's allies, as well as to countless innocents everywhere who would be the victims of his inexperience, his perverse policy views, and the profound unsuitability of his temperament for the office he seeks."
In contrast, "Hillary Clinton is a quality candidate who is unquestionably well-prepared to lead this country."
For the first time in its history, The Jewish Week in New York endorsed a presidential candidate, saying of Trump that "Never before has a candidate so ill-equipped for the demands of the Oval Office - in temperament, experience, character, compassion and humility - been so close to its doors... We endorse Hillary Clinton not only because Donald Trump presents a danger to this country but because we believe she shares [American values rooted in the Bible] and strives for those goals."
Adam Berman, an Israel Defense Forces lone soldier, also announced his support for Clinton. Berman writes that "After completing my service as a lone soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, I'm back in Ohio. Serving in the IDF was a way to contribute my small part in order to make Israel safe and secure. My return to the States was not a lapse in my Zionist ethic or just a desire to follow the action; rather, I am continuing my mission on behalf of Israel's security. I am doing that by volunteering for Hillary Clinton's campaign to be the next President of the United States."
The Republican Jewish Coalition refuses to say critical word about Donald Trump. The RJC endorsed Trump, but since then, it has devoted its energy to attacking Clinton and has yet to criticize Trump or rescind its endorsement. Stosh Colter wrote that
If this isn't the moment for the Republican Jewish Coalition - the largest network of Republican Jewish donors - to rescind their endorsement of Donald Trump, I don't know what is.
When he came for immigrants, they said nothing.
When he came for Muslims, they said nothing.
When he came for Americans with disabilities, they said nothing.
When he came for communities of color, they said nothing.
Now he's come for women, in a way far more personal and ugly than previously revealed, caught on the record admitting to sexual assault. And the Republican Jewish Coalition continues to be silent.
Echoes of the Protocols. Trump's recent "international bankers" speech left some uneasy because of Trump's use of anti-Semitic tropes, including some in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Donald Trump's Yom Kippur Confession. Too funny not to share. But just to be fair, you should also read The Hideous Diabolical Truth About Hillary Clinton.