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The Jews of Cuyahoga County

posted on October 31, 2012

At The New York Times, Roger Cohen writes about the complicated choice that some Jews in Ohio will have to make Election Day. While many are reluctant to support President Obama, due to what some in the Jewish community see as his questionable support of Israel, they are also reluctant to support Josh Mandel, a Republican Jew running for Senate, due to his conservative social beliefs. Some believe they “know exactly what Romney and Mandel represent: an obscurantist and invasive threat to their rights in the name of a God whose wishes these men presume to know.” While others, including Robert Goldberg, a former chairman of United Jewish Communities, believe that “The president has no sympathy for Israel. His sympathy is for the Muslim world he knew as a child.”

Read at The New York Times