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Election Wrap-Up, Jewish Style

Just a day after the elections, it’s hard to say whether the overall outcome “is good for the Jews” or not.  The day was certainly good for Jared Polis, Ed Perlmutter and Michael Bennet here in Colorado, and Eric Cantor is now the only Jewish Republican in Congress… and poised to be House Majority Leader.  But where the 40 Jewish members of Congress (and the other 495 non-Jewish members) will lead us over the next two years is still largely a question mark.

Here are some links to articles discussing various Jewish angles to the 2010 mid-term elections.

The Chosen: Jewish members in the 112th U.S. Congress (JTA)

(They somehow missed Ed Perlmutter in their count)

Cantor rising as GOP takes House, several Jewish Dems out, Blumenthal in (JTA)

GOP sweep makes one Jew a star, unseats and disempowers others (JTA)

Making Meaning Making Plans Making Peace (The Forward)

Gridlock is Good (Huffington Post)

U.S. midterms: AIPAC lauds re-election of pro-Israel stalwarts (Haaretz)

Obama takes responsibility for Democratic ‘shellacking’ (Jerusalem Post)

What do you think of the election results?  Weigh in by commenting below.

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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