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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, August 24, 2017

National

Sheldon Adelson has already donated more than $10 million to a committee supporting Newt Gingrich’s bid for the presidency.Sheldon Adelson, the real estate magnate who has already contributed more than $10 million to an independent political committee endorsing Newt Gingrich, has reaffirmed his support for the candidate and suggested he may continue bankrolling his campaign.

Adelson, the Jewish mogul who own the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has featured prominently as one of the wealthy donors to “super PACs” in this year’s Republican presidential race, as clout in the political sphere has slowly shifted from the politicians and their advertising capacities to backers and their hefty checks.

Adelson is a longtime friend of Gingrich, as the two have collaborated on a number of ventures during the former Speaker’s extensive political career. In particular, Gingrich

Nathan Diament of the Orthodox Union explained how the encroachment of the state on religious territory inspired the OU to side with the opposition in the contraception debate.As the controversy regarding contraception coverage slowly permeated American society during the last couple of months, political commentators expected to see Jewish leaders and their respective constituents on the sidelines. Catholics led the opposition to the mandate that would have them offer employees contraception coverage in affiliated institutions, and their stringent views on the usage of birth control was not universally shared by members of differing faiths, especially Jews

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 2012.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)President Barack Obama attended and made remarks at the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday (Feb. 2) at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.  During his speech, he made explicit connections between his personal faith and several of his economic policies, mentioning several tenets of policies he has supported over his term and articulating exactly how these polices are both sound economic policy and extensions of his values.  He also made more illuminating statements about his

Helene Herbstman, a prominent leader in Jewish organizations on both the national and local levels, has been named new chair of the Israel Bonds National Women’s Division.  The Chicago native began her three-year term last month.

In announcing the appointment, Israel Bonds President and CEO Izzy Tapoohi said, “The Bonds organization has gained a wonderful asset in Helene Herbstman.  We are fully confident she will be a proactive chair who will meet with outstanding success in achieving the

Resigns From Publication after Provocative Op-Ed

A maelstrom of controversy erupted this past week after the publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times made highly controversial remarks, suggesting, in an op-ed, the assassination of President Barack Obama as a possible means for Israel to achieve its foreign policy objectives. Publisher Andrew Adler wrote on January 13 that one option available to Israel was to “give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly