by Karen Bekker

My Dinner With Newt

This past winter, Newt Gingrich addressed an audience of 450 prominent Jews who had paid $1000 apiece to attend a benefit dinner for the Jewish Theological Seminar)’ in New York. The Speaker of the House was introduced by Mayer Mitchell (Chairperson of the Board of AIPAC) as “one of Israel’s best friends in Congress….a dedicated friend of the Jewish Community.” Over 300 Jews, many of them Seminary students, showed their disagreement with this assessment by standing outside in the biting cold to protest JTS’s reception of Gingrich.

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