This week in the NJJN:
- NJ Jews with Cuban roots consider Cuba “after” Castro.
- Johanna Ginsberg interviews a Jewish roller derby queen.
- Was Shakespeare a black Jewish woman?
- My column: Obama and the “Kishkes Factor”:
Maybe they’ve grown spoiled, but you hear in the pro-Israel, anti-Obama rhetoric the notion that Obama’s spotless Senate voting record on Israel and meat-and-potatoes speeches to AIPAC are not quite enough. “Window dressing,” as someone dismissively described it to me. A certain kind of pro-Israel voter wants to know that candidates feel for Israel in their guts – their kishkes – and not just in their heads.