Chappaqua Takes DC

Senator Clinton’s reception was, well, very New York. It was in one of the biggest rooms you can get in the Senate, had the most people – including the largest contingent of visibly Orthodox Jews. In a clear mark of … Continued
Read More Posted at January 4, 2007 at 8:39 pm

The Torch Being Passed?

With Democrats controlling the 110th Congress – their first time in the majority in both Houses in years, and the historic election to the Speaker’s podium of Nancy Pelosi being televised on many channels today, much of the behind the … Continued
Read More Posted at January 4, 2007 at 7:30 pm

NORPAC chief signs onto McCain

Months before a ballot is cast, and days, maybe weeks, before official declarations of candidacy, the race is already on for financial backing in the 2008 GOP presidential race. And, per the Forward, the John McCain camp has scored a … Continued
Read More Posted at January 4, 2007 at 6:27 pm

A Koran for all Seasons

Kudos to the politicos working for Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MI). After a major league brouhaha over his use of a Koran at his swearing in ceremony, that ended up including a verbal spitball fight between Hizzoner, the once and future … Continued
Read More Posted at January 4, 2007 at 5:53 pm

New Governor, Same Liaison

Governor Spitzer has tapped former Governor Pataki’s liaison to the Jewish community, Karen Paikin, to stay on in that role. To our knowledge, she is the only Pataki staffer to flip into the new administration. We expect (without any knowledge … Continued
Read More Posted at January 4, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Workplace Religious Freedom Act, Some Questions and Answers

WORKPLACE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT (S.677; H.R.1445) Some Questions and Answers 1. Is “WRFA” seeking to introduce a new concept to federal law? No. WRFA seeks to restore to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended in … Continued
Read More Posted at January 3, 2007 at 9:05 pm

Collins Memo

TO: Michael Bopp, Staff Director, Senate Cmte. on Govt. Affairs FROM: Nathan J. Diament, Dir. of Public Policy – Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America RE: S.2275 (Talking Points re: High Risk Non Profit Security Enhancement Act) and “Faith-Based” … Continued
Read More Posted at January 3, 2007 at 3:56 pm
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