The Stealth Legitimacy of J Street

Did you know that J Street -- which is a political lobbying organization (please, let's acknowledge it already) -- is launching a new national election-year initiative?  The people at J Street have plans to train the organization's supporters to lobby for the candidates they support and to ensure the defeat of candidates supported by "right-wing Republican" Jews in this year's presidential election.  Perhaps that doesn't surprise you, but what if you learned that some of those political training sessions were taking place in your local synagogues (Chicago and San Francisco), or Jewish community centers (Nashville and Minneapolis), or even your local Federation building (Philadelphia)?A recent e-mail from Carinne Luck, J Street's vice president for campaigns, announced the launch of a new J Street initiative, "Future of Pro-Israel."  Luck describes this purely political election-year initiative as J Street's effort to set a new course in "national and communal...(Read Full Article)