You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Obama

Obama's Jewish Neshama

I was struck by the Jewish spirit (neshama) and the Jewish ethos that wound its way through the words of Obama’s acceptance speech last night. The emphasis on cooperation, on tenacity in the face of adversity, on individual responsibility and personal action, while underscoring the interconnectedness of the nation all rang clearly with Jewish ideals. Perhaps what I found most satisfying was Obama's return to hope. Hope.

Gloria, Hillary, and Feminism (of yesterday and today)

I watched the coverage of the New Hampshire primary last night, and in the wake of the Obama hype, meshed with harsh criticism and suspicion (unwarranted, in my opinion) about Hillary's display of emotion (a.k.a. humanness!) at a coffee shop in Portsmouth, I was impressed by -- and excited for -- Hillary's win. 

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Obama." (Viewed on May 25, 2016) <http://jwa.org/blog/obama>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Twitter

8 hr
So many impressive young leaders in 's 36 Under 36! Congrats April Baskin! https://t.co/H2AOAbX7j0
14 hr
An ardent feminist, Susan Tolchin created the Washington Institute for Women in Politics in 1974 https://t.co/jrTpTHce66
14 hr
Susan Silverman On Anxiety, Adoption And Making A Family In An Uncertain World on https://t.co/tS4G4Tn60N