Moment contributor Nathan Guttman examines the most recent political takes from the Jewish world and beyond.
Nathan Guttman provides commentary and analysis on Israeli media in B’Ivrit, Moment’s Hebrew Language Media Roundup. In this first installment, Guttman covers the U.S. presidential campaigns, the question of releasing hostages versus securing an Israeli victory, Israel’s economy and the Superbowl.
Just as the remarkable life she lived, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, sparked a mix of awe, appreciation and political controversy. And the coming days will provide much of the same: a celebration of the life of a trailblazing legal giant who served for many as the nation’s moral compass, and at the same time, a fierce partisan battle over the appropriate timing of choosing Bader Ginsburg’s successor.
As part of our Jewish Political Voices Project, Moment has been following 30 voters—3 from each of 10 battleground states—over the last 12 months as the political climate continued to shift and the pool of Democratic presidential candidates narrowed. As one of their final check-ins before casting their ballots, our voters shared their thoughts on the Trump and Biden campaigns, voting by mail and more.