Bernie Sanders Made Jewish History, Yet No One Seems To Be Kvelling

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is already a historic figure. He is the first Jewish candidate to win delegates in a presidential primary or caucus -- in fact, the first non-Christian presidential candidate to win a delegate. Come Tuesday, he is likely to be the first Jewish candidate to win a presidential primary election.

But Sanders' faith is approached almost as an afterthought -- a biographical addendum that neither he nor his supporters find worth discussing.  

"It's a guiding principle in my life -- absolutely it is," Sanders said at a Democratic forum in Derry, New Hampshire, on Wednesday night. But, he added, "everybody practices religion in a different way."




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