Citations with the tag: JEWISH legislators

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  • THE FIRST JEWISH CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATOR: ELCAN HEYDENFELDT, 1850.
    Stern, Norton B. // Western States Jewish History; Jan1984, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p120 

    The article focuses on Elcan Heydenfeldt, the first Jewish California state legislator. He was born on September 9, 1822 in Charleston, South Carolina. Heydenfeldt moved to California in 1849 and opened an office for the practice of law in San Francisco. He was elected as representative of the...

  • FROM DREADFUL BOREDOM TO PURE FASCINATION.
    Durkin, Tish // National Journal; 2/17/2001, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p463 

    Profiles Eric Cantor, a legislator and a Jewish conservative Republican from Richmond, Virginia. Educational background; Work experiences and career in politics; Details on the Jewish representation in the legislature; His views on health care reform.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen: a Jewish parliamentarian?
    Durkin, Tish // Washington Jewish Week; 10/22/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 42, p14 

    The article reports on the potential candidates for the European Jewish Parliament election, which include soccer player David Beckham, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and filmmaker Roman Polanski.

  • Demystifying Judaism.
    Krauthammer, Charles // Time; 8/21/2000, Vol. 156 Issue 8, p38 

    Presents the author's opinions concerning the Orthodox Jewish faith of United States vice-presidential candidate, Joseph Lieberman. How secular Jews have long been accepted in mainstream America; Opinion that Lieberman's ascension to the national stage will affect a demystification of...

  • Herb Kohl's politics were Wisconsin, above all.
    Kampeas, Ron // Washington Jewish Week;  

    The article focuses on U.S. Democratic senator Herb Kohl, the first Jewish state senator of Wisconsin. After being elected to the Senate four times, Kohhl announced that he will not be running for re-election in 2012 due to old age. Among his achievements as a senator include the authoring of...

  • Joseph Lieberman.
    Badertscher, Eric // Joseph Lieberman; 2005, p1 

    Presents a biography of United States Senator Joseph Lieberman. Background and education; Career as a Connecticut senator; Status as the first Orthodox Jew to be elected to the US Senate; Political views and Senate voting record; Opposition to the entertainment industry's marketing of violent...

  • Obama, Jewish lawmakers discuss Israel, Iran strategy.
    Kampeas, Ron // New Jersey Jewish News; 5/27/2010, Vol. 64 Issue 21, p7 

    The article focuses on a meeting participated by Jewish members of the Congress and U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House to tackle the condition of Israel and Iran. Allyson Gall, executive director of the American Jewish Committee's Metro New Jersey area, highlights the issue on Iran's...

  • How Gore's choice plays in Middle East.
    Gaouette, Nicole; Heresh, Jumana // Christian Science Monitor; 8/9/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 181, p1 

    Discusses international feelings concerning the announcement by United States presidential candidate Al Gore that US Senator Joseph Lieberman will be his running mate. Lieberman's practice of Orthodox Judaism; Concern among Palestinians and Arabs in general over possible effects on US Middle...

  • CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE.
    Van Biema, David; Tyrangiel, Josh // Time; 8/21/2000, Vol. 156 Issue 8, p36 

    Discusses the Jewish faith of United States vice-presidential candidate, Senator Joseph Lieberman. How his beliefs are categorized as Modern Orthodoxy Judaism, which combines strict observance of the commandments with the belief that a Jew may play a full role in the outside world; Book...

  • GOOD OLE GOY.
    Frank, T. A. // New Republic;  

    The article presents imagined quotes from Virginia Senator George Allen in response to accusations that he is ashamed of his Jewish heritage. Allen's actual statement about being Jewish but still enjoying pork is followed by clarifications in which he reiterates the very distant nature of his...

  • Redistricting worries some Jewish lawmakers.
    TREIMAN, DANIEL // New Jersey Jewish News; 7/28/2011, Vol. 65 Issue 30, p20 

    The article focuses on the worry of some Jewish lawmakers on the reformers' push to change the formation of the legislative districts in the U.S. It notes the hope of reformers to stop the practice of district lines drawn for political advantage and to encourage competitive elections by removing...

  • Chapter 147: Barbara Boxer.
    TREIMAN, DANIEL // Jewish Heroes & Heroines of America; 2004, p300 

    The article profiles U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), a Jewish American. Boxer was born on November 11, 1940, to Sophie and Ira Levy, in Brooklyn, New York. Boxer went through the public school system and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1962. She went to work so that he could attend...

  • Chapter 148: Dianne Feinstein.
    TREIMAN, DANIEL // Jewish Heroes & Heroines of America; 2004, p302 

    The article profiles U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a Jewish American. Feinstein was born on June 23, 1933 in San Francisco, California, the oldest of three daughters of Betty and Leon Goldman. She received a bachelor of science degree in history in 1955 from Stanford University in...

  • The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members.
    Moffitt, Sally // Reference & User Services Quarterly; Fall2011, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p79 

    The article reviews the book "The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members," by Kurt F. Stone, an updated and rearranged edition of the book "The Congressional Minyan: The Jews of Capitol Hill," by Rabbi Stone.

  • Jewish Identity in British Politics: The Case of the First Jewish MPs, 1858-87.
    Clark, Michael // Jewish Social Studies; Winter2007, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p93 

    This article examines the nature of Jewish identity in British politics through a case study of the first Jewish Members of Parliament. The 1858 achievement of the right to sit in Parliament marked the culmination of the struggle for Jewish emancipation in Britain. Consequently, the first Jewish...

  • Joseph Lieberman.
    Clark, Michael // Political & World Leaders: Post-Cold War; 2002, p11 

    Presents a biography of United States Senator Joseph Lieberman. Background and education; Career as a Connecticut senator; Status as the first Orthodox Jew to be elected to the US Senate; Political views and Senate voting record; Opposition to the entertainment industry's marketing of violent...

  • Cantor's loss leaves Jewish Republicans bereft.
    Kampeas, Ron // Jewish Telegraphic Agency: 1922 to present; 6/11/2014, p1 

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Eric Cantor's defeat in one constituency, Virginia's 7th Congressional District, triggered mourning among another: Republican Jews.

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