Shalom Life | August 04, 2015

First Presidential bris just around the corner?

When it comes to gaining the Jewish vote, there isn't much U.S. presidential candidates won't do.

By: Daniel Horowitz

Published: June 3rd, 2011 in News » World

First Presidential bris just around the corner?

In the past 18 months, U.S. President Barack Obama has tried, and tried again, to gain the support of a traditionally Democratic group, Jewish voters.

The truth is, when it comes to gaining the Jewish vote, there seems to be little U.S. presidential candidates won’t do.

Sarah Palin was seen touring New York earlier this month wearing some serious Jewish bling - a not-so-subtle Star of David around her neck. It’s the same piece she wore when she toured Israel in March. Then again, with her paper-thin record on Israel, and her deep roots in Evangelical Christianity, she needs the help of “the chosen” more than ever!

A couple of years ago, Obama started a new White House tradition, the Passover seder. We’ve all seen the shots of the President, styling a cool kippah, holding up a siddur, a glass of wine while, presumably, Joseph Lieberman, seated at the fold-up bridge table with the other kids, asked the four questions.

Who knows, depending on how tight the race for the 2012 Presidency becomes, what’s to say that these candidates won’t go even further in pandering for the Jewish vote.

Would Obama be prepared to have a Jewish bris which CNN would broadcast live around the world?

God knows some of his recent speeches could have used a good mohel!

Word is spreading that Palin is considering joining Entourage as Arie Gold’s (Jeremy Piven’s) mother and she has already begun construction on a new Theme Park called “One Jewish State Land” complete with a recreation of the Wailing Wall, imported rude Israeli taxi drivers, and more shwarma stands than you could shake a falafel at.

When asked why she was going to show much trouble to capture the Jewish vote, Palin said, “It’s like when I visited my mishpucha in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. He told me that the key to winning Israel’s prime minister job was landing the Jewish vote. If it’s a good enough strategy for that mensch, it’s good enough for me!”

Ohio University Wipes Out Holocaust Song from Playbook Ohio University Wipes Out Holocaust Song from Playbook TrendingNew Documentary Claims the Nazis Built Flying Saucers and the Atomic Bomb New Documentary Claims the Nazis Built Flying Saucers and the Atomic Bomb TrendingAnti-Violence Rallies Taking Place Across Israel Today Anti-Violence Rallies Taking Place Across Israel Today Trending
 

Israel Wins 61 Medals in Special Olympics

August 03, 2015 | By Avraham Teshuva, Lea Schneider
Israel Wins 61 Medals in Special Olympics

Of the medals won in Los Angeles, 25 are gold, 18 silver and 18 bronze

Read More

Reports: Kanye West is Performing in Israel

August 03, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Reports: Kanye West is Performing in Israel

Yeezus is in talks with Israeli producers to perform in Tel Aviv this fall

Read More

Ohio University Wipes Out Holocaust Song from Playbook

August 03, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
Ohio University Wipes Out Holocaust Song from Playbook

Ohio State University takes inappropriate song out of marching band songbook

Read More

Jason Segel Opens Up About Growing Jewish (and Christian)

August 03, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
Jason Segel Opens Up About Growing Jewish (and Christian)

The comedian sits down with Marc Maron to discuss his childhood

Read More

New Documentary Claims the Nazis Built Flying Saucers and the Atomic Bomb

August 03, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
New Documentary Claims the Nazis Built Flying Saucers and the Atomic Bomb

Doc cites Nazi and Russian reports that they believe proves the existence of Nazi-made flying saucers and atom bombs

Read More

Anti-Violence Rallies Taking Place Across Israel Today

August 01, 2015 | By Noam 'Dabul' Dvir, Roi Yanovsky, Ahiya Raved, and Gilad Morag
Anti-Violence Rallies Taking Place Across Israel Today

Following two blood-soaked days, in which a Palestinian infant was killed and his parents and sibling were critically wounded in a fire and six people were hurt in a stabbing at Jerusalem's gay pride parade, thousands are expected to protest in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa

Read More

Report: 53% Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents in the UK

August 01, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Report: 53% Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents in the UK

Government officials are speaking out against anti-Semitism after new report finds rapid increase in anti-Semitic incidents

Read More

Film to be Made about Jonathan Pollard

August 01, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Film to be Made about Jonathan Pollard

The American jailed for passing sensitive information to Israel will have his story adapted for the big screen

Read More

More Headlines