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Jon Ossoff sworn into Senate holding historic book of Hebrew scripture

The Georgia victories made New York’s Chuck Schumer the first Jewish Senate majority leader as Harris would break any ties.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
21/01/2021
Jon Ossoff speaks in Stonecrest, Ga., Dec. 28, 2020. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Ossoff to swear in on Bible that helped propel him to victory

The Bible was once owned by Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, who forged the alliance between Black and Jewish Georgians.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
20/01/2021
Democratic US Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock look on as they appear together

Hackers shut down synagogue website during MLK weekend sermon by Warnock

Hackers shut down an Atlanta synagogue’s live stream of Senator-Elect Raphael Warnock delivering a sermon to honor Martin Luther King, whose church he leads.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
18/01/2021

Black-Jewish ties make the US better - opinion

The ramifications of the “against all odds” electoral victories for Warnock and Ossoff – who ran as a team, proudly touting their Black and Jewish identities – are profound.

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) walks through the US Capitol in Washington, US, Decem

Chuck Schumer says Trump should be removed from office immediately

“What happened at the US Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the government. This president should not hold office one day longer,” Schumer wrote.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
08/01/2021
Jon Ossoff speaks in Stonecrest, Ga., Dec. 28, 2020. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Everything you need to know about Jewish Democratic senator Jon Ossoff

Jon Ossoff, a Jewish 33-year-old former executive of a documentary film company, has done what seemed nearly impossible just a few years ago.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
07/01/2021

Democrats take early leads in Georgia with Biden's agenda at stake

If Republicans hold onto the Senate, they would effectively wield veto power over Biden's political and judicial appointees.

By REUTERS
06/01/2021
Democratic US Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock look on as they appear together

RJC and JDCA in a last-ditch effort to win Jewish vote in Georgia

“With Joe Biden winning Georgia by just over 12,000 votes, we knew that the Jewish vote played a critical role as part of the coalition that ensured his victory."

Democratic US Senate candidate Jon Ossoff attends a campaign event at the Georgia State Railroad Mus

RJC, JDCA, trade barbs over Georgia Senate runoff

"That Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff rely on Johnson to boost their campaigns is a direct endorsement of Johnson’s bigoted statements about the citizens of the only Jewish country in the world.”

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