Gershom nails things from several thousand miles away:
“Jews are a religious and ethnic minority in the United States. Their greatest, deepest most basic interest is in a pluralistic America, and in the acceptance of difference….Are you willing to accept people who are different from you?”
“They can put Hatikvah in the Republican platform,” but GOP positions on gay marriage, immigration, women’s issues, etc. are hardly calculated to assuage Jewish fears on this basic point.