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American Jewry's Cherished Values

Donna356 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 3:44 PM
I do not understand how any Jew could be in favor of abortion. Just watch the Victory at Sea post WW11 TV series now available on DVD. Newsreels of the Holocaust are plentiful and heartwrenching. It would seem to me that the Jewish people worldwide would aim to reproduce in great numbers. It is true that Christians support the state of Israel and the Jewish people all over the world.

Decades ago, the sociographer Milton Himmelfarb coined the aphorism that "American Jews earn like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans." And his words ring as true today as ever. Surveys show that roughly 70 percent of American Jews intend to cast their ballots for President Barack Obama's reelection next month.

Himmelfarb's quip indicated that American Jews abjure their economic interests in favor of their liberal values. Certainly it is true that for American Jews to vote for Obama next month they must act against their economic interests.

Obama's economic policies have taken a huge toll on the economic...