The Human Side of the Story

For the week ending 26 December 2009 / 8 Tevet 5770

When Jews Run for Congress

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

When it was announced that the special election in Florida to fill the seat of a prominent Jewish congressman was scheduled for April 6th, a Jewish organization called to the attention of Governor Charlie Crist that this date coincided with the last day of Pesach. In response to the charge that such scheduling was "an attack on the religious Jewish community" the governor ordered the election date moved up a week.

Two of the Democratic candidates running to replace Congressman Wexler in a primary to be held in early February are also Jewish.

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