Sanders Flirts With History in Quest to be First Jewish Victor in US primary

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The Jerusalem Post reports: Nashua, New Hampshire – Bernie Sanders is not afraid of adopting labels controversial in American politics. On the contrary, he has embraced them, self-identifying as a socialist and revolutionary to the surprise and joy of legions of young and disaffected voters nationwide.

And yet one identifier the Independent senator from Vermont has shed throughout his insurgent presidential campaign is precisely the one that will make his expected New Hampshire victory historic: Sanders is poised to become the first Jew ever to win a US presidential nominating contest.

Over the weekend, Sanders – who has long distanced himself from organized religion – characterized himself as both “religious” and “spiritual” at a town hall hosted by CNN.

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