U.S. Jews remember Lautenberg as senator who fused Jewish ethics and progressive politics
The New Jersey senator, who passed away Monday at age 89, seen as 'a giant figure who changed the course of Jewish history.'
BOSTON – Hadar Susskind remembers spotting Senator Frank Lautenberg over the years in the Senate’s marble hallways and calling out a “thank you” for leadership on issues like gun control and immigration. Most senators nod, perhaps smile and keep walking. But Lautenberg would invariably stop and start talking policy.