The Right Coast
September 09, 2005
Jews: Russian and Republican
By Mike Rappaport
The Wall Street Journal has a story on Russian Jewish immigrants in Boston, who are challenging the liberal orthodoxy of Jews from Boston. While we at the Right Coast don't find Jews who vote Republican to be all that unusual, the Jewish Community of Boston does. Here is an excerpt:
Larry Lowenthal is executive director of the Boston branch of the American Jewish Committee. To judge by his public statements and writings, Mr. Lowenthal's idea of a faithful Jew is someone who opposes the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court, supports gay rights, abortion and euthanasia, and demands a strong separation of church and state. After all, as Mr. Lowenthal concluded approvingly in a July op-ed for the Jewish Advocate, Jews are "the most liberal" and "the least religious people in America."