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"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt......If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."

--Thomas Jefferson, 1798, after the passage of the Sedition Act.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright  moron."

 H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

 

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Dan's opening remarks & closing remarks. DVDs are available on request! Contact me for details. 

Upcoming Events

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Editorials & Related Reading

We are having a number of pro John KERRY / John EDWARDS events at our house (unless otherwise specified) if you are interested.
  • October 27 - Har Zion, Berkowitz Auditorium Hebrew High School Q&A, 6:30pm.

  • November 2 - CelebrateOnce you are done voting and volunteering, come on over and watch as John Kerry is declared our next president.

    If the Western swing states need help we might do some phone calls to Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, ... and encourage people to vote.

    Otherwise, we will watch the election returns come in on my projection tv. I've got wireless internet if you want to bring your laptop. Bring something to nosh on, this is likely to be an all-nighter!

Also, see my old list of events, and the list of National Jewish Democratic Council's Philadelphia Chapter Events.
Please help re-defeat  George Bush.

Remember: Regime change begins at home!

Also see the NJDC's Philadelphia Chapter's Reading List.


Please house volunteers

We will have at least 45 undergraduates in town from Bard College in Annandale, New York, to help Get Out The Vote for John Kerry. The campaign is bussing them in, and taking care of transporting them around and feeding them. They will bring every thing they need (sleeping bags, pillows, towels, etc.). All we are asking for is some floor space where they can sleep. In exchange, you get a better president! What a deal!

If you can put up a group of them, please contact:


Phone Banks

Victory 2004 is organizing Phone Banks to canvas registered voters, persuade swing voters, and get out the vote on election day. Phone Banks are being run in just about every day and in every part of the Philadelphia area. Personally, I am running a phone bank most Monday and Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 8:30 pm at a law office in Bala Cynwyd (Suite 500, 401 City Avenue, opposite the Adam's Mark Hotel).

Contact Jered Solomon to RSVP to any of the phone banks.

Sunday, September 26, 7pm, NJDC Cell Phone Bank

Come to my house with your cell phone. We will be calling undecided Jewish voters in our area.

Monday, October 4, 7pm sharp, Temple Beth Hillel Beth El

Former mayor Ed Koch of New York will speak in favor of Bush after Rep. Peter R. Deutsch (Florida 20th District, Ft. Lauderdale) speaks in favor of Kerry. 

RSVP here.

Debate Parties at My House

To R.S.V.P., click on the date of the event:

Sunday, October 3, 7pm: Teleconference and First Presidential Debate Party

(Originally scheduled for Oct. 2)

Let's watch Sen. John Kerry vs. Pres. George W. Bush fight it out on my big screen (with even better resolution than before) and enjoy snacks and conversation together. The debate will be viewed from videotape for the benefit of those who could not see it on the Jewish holiday.

We will join the National Teleconference hosted by John Kerry's brother Cameron (Haim) Kerry and the famous Alan M. Dershowitz who will be kicking off a campaign to acquaint the Jewish community with John Kerry's unblemished record of commitment to Israel.

This is part of a series of three official Debate Watch parties registered with the Commission on Presidential Debates which I am hosting at my house.

This debate focuses on domestic policy. Debate moderated by Jim Lehrer, Anchor and Executive Editor, The NewsHour, PBS This debate will be viewed from videotape for those who couldn't watch it at its regular time.

RSVP here.

October 5. 7:30pm - Vice-Presidential Debate Party and Speaker from Hoeffel Campaign

. Let's watch Sen. John Edwards vs. V.P. Dick Cheney on my big screen (with even better resolution than before) and enjoy snacks and conversation together.

This is part of a series of three official Debate Watch parties registered with the Commission on Presidential Debates which I am hosting at my house.

The debate will be moderated by Gwen Ifill, Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour, and Moderator, Washington Week, PBS. The telecast starts at 9pm.

Before the debate, I hope to have a speaker from Joe Hoeffel's campaign.

RSVP here.

October 10, 8:30 pm - Second Presidential Debate Party

This debate will be viewed from videotape for those who couldn't watch it at its regular time.

Let's watch Sen. John Kerry vs. Pres. George W. Bush fight it out again on my big screen (with even better resolution than before) and enjoy snacks and conversation together.

This is part of a series of four official Debate Watch parties registered with the Commission on Presidential Debates which I am hosting at my house.

This debate is in town hall meeting format. Debate moderated by Charles Gibson, Co-Anchor, ABC News Good Morning America

RSVP here.

Sunday, October 13, 7:15 pm, Rep. Ackerman (D-NY) debate on Judaic Values in the Pres. Election & Final Televised Presidential Debate Party on Big Screen

The U.S. Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-NY) will take part in a debate sponsored by the Kaiserman, Klein, and Gershman JCC's on Judaic Values in the Presidential Election, moderated by Jane Eisner of the Philadelphia Inquirer. You are then invited to stay at the JCC to watch the third presidential debate.

Let's watch Sen. John Kerry vs. Pres. George W. Bush fight it again one last time on my big screen (with even better resolution than before) and enjoy snacks and conversation together.

This debate focuses on foreign policy. Debate moderated by Bob Schieffer CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent, and Moderator, Face the Nation

This debate will be viewed live. The telecast starts at 9pm.

RSVP here.


Sunday morning, October 10 - - Bush vs Kerry: Good for the Jews Debate

A Panel Discussion with Dan Loeb (defending Kerry) and. Len Feldman (defending Bush) on Issues Impacting the Jewish Community in the Presidential Election. Debate moderated by Rabbi Lisa Malik. Audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions.

Place: Suburban Jewish Community Center - Bnai Aaron, 560 Mill Road, Havertown, Pennsylvania.

Schedule:

Cost: $10 in advance / $12 at the door.

R.S.V.P. here


October 22 - Israel and the Election Discussion

WHERE: Ron Donagi's house, 508 Parkview Drive, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Synagogue Shir Shalom, the secular humanist Jewish community in Philadelphia, is organizing an "Israel & the Election" debate following kabbalat shabbat and a pot luck dinner. 

Guests are expected to RSVP to Ron Donagi donagi@math.upenn.edu or 610 642 2604, and contribute to the pot luck dinner. 

Daniel E. LOEB, eMail: publisher@pjvoice.com
I read the Philadelphia Jewish Voice