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January 10, 2013


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I'm intrigued that some of you are nitpicking this nomination for everything you got. For starters, guys, of course Jack Lew's not frum! He's modern Orthodox, highly educated and performing a supreme juggling act, trying to live in both worlds.

I am a Jew. I am not Orthodox although I was raised Chassidic. I am brimming with pride at this nomination. Other minority groups swell with kvell when one of theirs has a meteoric rise. Why can't I?

I'm not an Orthodox sympathizer. But you don't have to be contrary just for the sake of being contrary. One of ours made it big. Very big. This is the highest government spot for an Orthodox Jew. Be proud. It's okay. Nobody's going to snatch your OTD membership card from you.

Gevezener Chusid

he needs a better sheytl-makher

ger tzedek

> Posted by: Jake | January 10, 2013 at 03:10 PM

Actually, I've heard that Boehner opposes Lew precisely because he's too good a negotiator.


Someone explain how a twenty year old knownothing drippynose college kid becomes the senior advisor to a House Speaker.
Someone explain how he takes a $1m of government cash as a bonus after losing billions of dollars for his investors.


thank G- , he does not have a beard and does not look ortho, not even jewish .
he wouldn't be where he is now , if he would look ortho .

lew gave up his orthodoxy and changed his name . good path to success .


I love it how the wingnuts and neocons are shitting themselves over the Hagel appointment.

"Obama is so bitter and divisive. How dare he appoint a former Republican Senator."


He's a Democrat and he went to Harvard. He isn't really frum. [/sarcasm - although sadly, many in that world would say just that and mean it]


Apparently he has an interesting signature that will soon appear on US notes. It's been described as loopy


Lew is modern orthodox.

While I am happy that a Jew and a orthodox one at that has reached the highest levels of civil service in America.

On the other hand his personal belief systems pertaining to the role of government in Americans lives is frightening.

Reportedly that although he is very knowledgable his skills at negotiating and dealing making with opponents is extremely poor. Which is precisely what we don't need now. In this respect Obama has picked someone like himself.

Garnel Ironheart

This is a classic diversion so we won't keep noticing the Chuck Hagel nomination.


does that matter, Ari?

Posted by: Rebecca | January 10, 2013 at 01:59 PM

To this blog? Pivotal!!


does that matter, Ari?


Is he haredi or does he have any chabad connections?

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