Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sanders'Historic Win Has Little Outcome on Jews; His Lack of Judaic Worth Rueful to Most US Jews

Although Bernie Sanders won the Democratic Primary in New Hampshire last night -- thus becoming the first Jew to win a U.S. presidential primary -- most American Jews are not viewing this historic victory with much joy, the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (February 10, 2016).

There are many reasons for a lack of Jewish pride and celebration resulting from Sanders' historic victory.

Sanders describes himself as "not particularly religious." He is married to a non-Jewish woman. He is aloof from Jewish communal life. Moreover, he appears to be in favor of a democratic form of socialism -- rather than capitalism --  for the United States.

As far as his religion is concerned, one could say that Democratic Socialism -- not Judaism -- is Sanders' real religion.

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