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Posts Tagged ‘Republican’

Loren Jacobs speaking at a rally

Trying to Make Sense of Messianic “Judaism”

Editor’s Note: We asked Rabbi Jason Miller to explain to readers why there was such an uproar over a Messianic “rabbi” delivering a prayer at a political rally last week. With the controversy last week of Loren Jacobs, a leader of a Bloomfield Hills church who calls himself a “rabbi,” delivering a politically charged invocation…

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Debbie Stabenow

Endorsement: Re-elect Stabenow

The JN endorses incumbent Debbie Stabenow for U.S. Senate based on her proven record in championing policies to benefit manufacturing, agriculture and health care as well as her commitment to protecting the Great Lakes and her support for Israel. It was also refreshing that her campaign focused on her accomplishments and her policy priorities —…

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Lansing, Michigan, USA - March 14, 2012: Low angle view of people inside of the public Capitol building in Lansing, the capital city of the state of Michigan.

Top of the Ticket

Conversations with Michigan’s candidates for governor. Jackie Headapohl  Managing Editor During the last month, gubernatorial candidates Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette each visited the JN office where we discussed topics of concern to Michiganders and the Jewish community. Here are highlights from those conversations. Gretchen Whitmer DOB: Aug. 23, 1971 (age 47) Hometown:…

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Low angled view of the U.S. Capitol East Facade Front in Washington, DC.

U.S. Senate Candidates

During the campaign season, incumbent Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her opponent, Republican businessman John James, came into the Jewish News’ Southfield office to answer questions about their policies and priorities. Here are highlights from those conversations. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Republican John James Q: Historically, support for Israel has been bipartisan, but now…

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Meet The Candidates In State Races

The JN reached out to the candidates in the following four races with a questionnaire. Their answers are below, edited for length and clarity. Meet The Michigan Congressional Candidates 11th Senate District The 11th Senate District includes Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak…

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Meet The Michigan Congressional Candidates

The JN couldn’t get to them all, but we took a look at the landscape and identified the congressional races most likely of interest to the Jewish community. We reached out to the candidates, inviting them to return a brief questionnaire introducing themselves to the community. Here are their responses, edited for length and clarity.…

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Image shows party affiliations with blue hands raised for democrats 51%, white hands for independents 34% and red hands for republicans 15%, the results from the Jewish Population Study showing disproportional political impact in Detroit

Publisher’s Notebook: The Contours of Our Jewish Community

Snapshots From the 2018 Population Study A stable population of 71,500 Jews in 31,500 Jewish households, but with significant demographic shifts beneath the surface that provide challenge and opportunity for the Detroit area Jewish community. That would be the summary finding of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study when compared to similar studies completed in…

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Troubling Views – Anti-Israel Tweets

Anti-Israel tweets surface from Democratic running mate for Michigan governor. Garlin Gilchrist, the running mate of Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, has come under fire for Twitter posts from almost a decade ago, supporting Hamas and demonizing those who kiss “Israel’s ass.” “I’m suck [sic] of politicians and Evangelicals kissing Israel’s ass regardless of what…

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american politics and divisiveness

Commentary: It’s Time To Return To Civility

The toxic level of divisiveness in American political life today is driving families and friends apart and hurting our country. The hatefulness and intolerance that fuel it must be called out wherever they appear. Let’s stop looking for someone to blame and start looking in the mirror! It showed up in our own community when…

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