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A guide to the 23 Jewish Democratic incumbents running on Tuesday

They join four Senate candidates, 10 Republican House candidates and 11 Democratic challengers vying for spots in the Jewish delegation in the next Congress.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
30/10/2020

Annamie Paul becomes first Black and Jewish Canadian party leader

Paul has previously worked as an advisor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and as a political officer in Canada’s Mission to the European Union in Brussels.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/10/2020
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders talks to supporters in Denver, Colorad

Bernie Sanders releases new ‘proud to be Jewish’ video

Sanders has emphasized his Jewishness throughout this year's race for the Democratic nomination.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/02/2020
Claudia Sheinbaum, the first Jew as well as woman to be elected as mayor of Mexico City.

Mexico City's Jewish mayor prefers to stick to policy, not religion

On the infrequent occasions that Sheinbaum shines the spotlight on herself, she mostly emphasizes that she’s a scientist or a woman.

By ALAN GRABINSKY
10/12/2018
Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan discovers Jewish ancestry

Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman and Sheryl Sandberg are also slated to appear in the new season of PBS show 'Finding Your Roots.'

01/08/2018
Eric Greitens

Embroiled Jewish Missouri governor resigns amid scandal

Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, was Missouri's first Jewish governor.

By JTA
30/05/2018
 President Reuven Rivlin at a Mimouna celebration in Ashkelon, April 2018

Grapevine: Mayoral mimouna

On the last day of Passover, President Reuven Rivlin and Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Rabbi Emeritus of Kehilath Jeshurun of New York were both at Hazvi Yisrael Synagogue in Talbiyeh.

Eric Greitens

Jewish Missouri Gov. admits to extramarital affair, denies blackmail

The governor admitted to the affair, which happened in March 2015, late Wednesday night

By JTA
11/01/2018
Jon Ossoff and supporters

Ossoff harnesses the power of Jewish mom-daughter team ups in Georgia race

Democratic candidate for House seat Jon Ossoff wants to paint his district blue following Trump's win in November.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
20/06/2017
Stephen Bannon

14 Jewish Democrats co-sponsor bill to oust Bannon from Security Council

As of Monday, the congressional bill tracking website showed 113 co-sponsors, all of them Democrats, and 13 Jewish members out of the 20 Jewish Democrats in the House.

By JTA
14/02/2017
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