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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Jack Lew, center, helps light the national menorah organized
by American Friends of Lubavitch, with the groups director, Rabbi
Levi Shemtov, left, and his father, Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, the
director of Agudas Chasidei Chabad, Dec. 20, 2011. Baruch Ezagui,
courtesy of American Friends of Lubavitch.

With chief of staff appointment, Jewish community regains White House address

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON January 11, 2012

President Barack Obama on Monday announced that Jack Lew, his director of the Office of Budget and Management-a Cabinet-level position-would replace William Daley as White House chief of staff. Lew, 56, was chosen for his long years in government and...

Sen. Joe Lieberman, right, shown visiting special operations
forces in Afghanistan on July 4, says his strong Jewish faith leads
him to forge an independent path, striking alliances with both
parties. Photo: Sgt. Lizette Hart, U.S. Military Public Affairs

Lieberman scaled political heights, but wants his legacy to be the Sabbath

By Ron Kampeas, JTA August 10, 2011

WASHINGTON - Call Joe Lieberman the unlikely evangelical. The Independent senator from Connecticut - and the best-known Orthodox Jew in American politics - is probably more cognizant than most of his Jewish congressional colleagues about rabbinical interdictions...

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