Trump and the Jews

Author: David Rubin

The surprise election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States evoked passionate reaction across the American political spectrum. His supporters adored him, while the expressions of hatred of many of his opponents defied the norms of civil debate. One community, the Jews – on both sides of the ocean – has been on the front lines of the continuing Trump debate that has gripped the nation.

Trump and the Jews explains the complicated nature of the small, but highly influential American Jewish community, its natural, yet uneasy relationship with the State of Israel, and the role of religious Jews (as well as Christians) in passionate support of Trump, and of Israel. It also explores the sharp American political divide, in which the role of American Jews is clearly evolving in ways that will surprise many objective observers.