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)
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