Is there a Jewish vote?

By Rabbi Aaron Gol...
May 2, 2010

There is an old saying among Jews: two Jews, three opinions. So how will the Jews vote on May 6? It’s a silly question. You might as well ask, "how will the public vote?"

And yet, the media - the Jewish media in particular - can't resist the idea of toying with the idea of a single Jewish vote. But why should there be? There is not a single issue to unite the Jewish community to vote in a particular way, just the same concerns as the public at large - the economy, taxes, education, health and so forth.

But what, I hear you ask, about Israel? What about anti-Semitism?

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Sun, 05/02/2010 - 20:41

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I found the current JC's discussion of this topic (p. 7 of the hard copy, 30 April) most interesting. Among many other findings, it shows - or purports to show - that support for the Tories is 48% among members of mainstream Orthodox shuls, and 28% among Reform adherents.

Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 05/03/2010 - 06:02

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The point is that in this particular election, on Israel the gap between the parties is much wider than on health, the economy, transport etc.

With one or two exceptions, the safest vote is Conservative.

(personal view)


Mon, 05/03/2010 - 13:13

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"Despite a Tory pledge to support the change, a motion against a new law preventing her arrest has gathered 108 backbench signatories."

That just proves that what the Tories say are inconsistent. They should at least be consistent with what they say.

Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 05/03/2010 - 21:43

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Eh? They are perfectly consistent. The vast majority of these signatories were Labour or LD.


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