Rand Paul Reaches Out to Jewish Community


rand-paulSen. Rand Paul is working on building support within the Jewish community as he tests the water for a 2016 bid for the White House.

The Kentucky Republican held a private conference call this week with roughly 80 Jewish leaders from across the country, according to The Daily Caller.

“There were people on the call from many states – Jewish leaders from various institutions and communities around the country – and that was what was beautiful about it,” New York Rabbi Nate Segal told The Daily Caller.

Paul reportedly answered around eight questions about his views on the Middle East and also touched on domestic issues such as school choice.

Paul was asked in particular about his position on foreign aid, perhaps due to the controversial comments he made in January about reducing aid to Israel.

“The response afterwards was very positive,” Segal said of the call. “Everybody felt that the senator was honest and didn’t just say what the Jewish community would want to hear, but said what he feels. And that was very important and that was very well received.”

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  1. Rand seems like a responsible person who would take what our community says, seriously. If Santorum & Huckabee don’t run, I would definitely vote for him.

  2. he is conservative/libertarian on fiscal issues – good, but what about social issues?? What about Israel (If you listen to what he said before he was trying for our votes…)What about NATIONAL SECURITY????

  3. Be careful what you ask for. Paul is against government aid to private individuals. That means that he will do his best to eliminate food stamps, Section 8 housing, and Medicaid for poor people. Stop and think how many of our community – young families in kollel, seniors, breadwinners who have lost their jobs – desperately need these programs.

    If you’re willing to put out the money to feed the children yourself, vote for him, otherwise have rachmanus on those families that need help. It’s not his personality that matters, it’s his policies, and they wouldn’t be good for us no matter how “frum-friendly” he seems.