Jewish Politics Making Headlines

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Last night I was reading the New York Times online and saw the following headline: Frum Forced Out At Conservative Institute.

Maybe I’m crazy, but my first thought was, “Since when does the Times cover internal Jewish politics?” Also, which Conservative Institute? Also, how can the Times assume we know what frum means? Also, why is this news worthy of the front page of the Times?
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So I clicked on the article, and here’s the lede:

Updated: Over the past week, David Frum, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative research organization, has emerged as one of the leading critics of the way Republicans dealt with President Obama’s health care bill.

It turns out this is a story about a guy named David Frum ($50 says he’s a Jew) getting forced out of a conservative think tank. I don’t know why, but I’m really relieved. I was thinking, once JTS insider politics makes front page headlines, the Conservative Movement is in really bad shape.

Posted on March 26, 2010

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