First, Moshe's comments above are very sensitive and well put. I would only add, Stephanie, that the vast majority of American Jews--although generations removed from Eastern Europe--still hold in them something of being the outsider in America, of somehow being just a bit different.Some of their feelings toward protecting the underdog comes from their history, some from their religious background--although the vast majority don't go to synagogue, save for 3 times a year. But through the decades, America's Jews have, as they say, 'earned like Episcopalians and voted like Puerto Ricans.' Jews are not one issue voters, and the overwhelming majority vote for the Democrats, and although that is slipping a bit, they are the only group of "Haves" in America that still vote left.
U.S. Republican John Kasich says he is suspending his presidential campaign (Reuters)
from the article: After celebrations, U.S. Jews' thoughts turn to ties with Israel