Report: Hillary Raised $400K at Lichtenstein Fundraiser
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton raised some $400,000 during a recent fundraiser hosted by David Lichtenstein and co-hosted by NORPAC, a New Jersey-based pro-Israel political action committee.
According to the report by NJ Jewish News, contributions for Hillary topped the $150K and the $100K raised in recent NORPAC-sponsored events for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio respectively.
NORPAC president Ben Chouake told the NJ publication “it was a lot more liberal crowd.” Another source told Jewish Insider that Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jewish attendees were split 50-50.
The host, David Lichtenstein, gave an inside look at the event, as previously reported by Jewish Insider. “I can tell you that it was sold out and that it was jam-packed. We were turning people away… I think many people told me it was a ‘Kiddush Hashem’ (sanctification of G-d’s name).” His introduction of Hillary reflected on the weekly Torah portion. In his remarks, Lichtenstein drew a parallel between the acts of Moses and Batya, the daughter of Pharaoh, to the values the Democratic presidential hopeful embodies. For Moses, he said, it was “standing up for the disadvantaged, the outcast, the deprived, the weak, putting his life at risk,” as he experiences two incidents of Jews being beaten up. In the case of Batya, it was the courage and the compassion she demonstrated when she saved Moses as a baby floating in a little casket on the Nile river. “What do we know about the leader? A leader of the world has compassion, empathy, a sense of right, a sense of fearness.”