JTA: The Tell: What we learned from Tuesday’s elections

November 8, 2019

By Ron Kampeas

You’re the shanda — no, you’re the shanda: As noted above, the RJC launched its most expensive election campaign, pledging $10 million for an ad campaign calling Democrats a “shanda,” or “disgrace” in Yiddish. They take issue with a number of presidential nominees who are contemplating leveraging aid to Israel to bring it in line with U.S. policies. On Twitter, the Jewish Democratic Council of America’s Halie Soifer said the RJC is the shanda for backing Trump, saying he has emboldened “anti-Semites and white nationalists” and has allowed anti-Semitism to spike on his watch.