Bernie Sanders Is Jewish. Isn't He?

Listening to Bernie Sanders, you know that he is from Brooklyn and you would correctly surmise he is Jewish.

Everyone in New York knows, or should know that Bernie is Jewish; it goes without saying! Here's a piece by NYTimes reporter Joe Berger, who knows what he knows but writes as if he didn't, "Bernie Sanders is Jewish, but he won't talk about it."  Berger is not alone. Many complain that Bernie won't admit this obvious fact. Right?

Wrong!!! Wrong! Wrong.  The ever-perceptive J.J. Goldberg at the Forward has this: "Bernie Sanders Keeps Talking About Being Jewish. Why Won't We Listen?"   Goldberg runs down all the times Bernie has talked about being Jewish.

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.

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