Democrats Convening in Brooklyn? Get Set for the Bonfire of Jewish Vanities

A Brooklyn convention would be a very Jewish, very liberal feast - spiced up by the contrast with another Brooklyn, that of Mayor de Blasio’s very conservative, ultra-Orthodox friends.

Hang on to your hat — or kippah. News that Brooklyn, New York, will vie to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention sets up the prospect of what might be called a bonfire of the Jewish vanities. It is the biggest borough in the city with the second largest Jewish population in the world. The New York Times may call Brooklyn “arguably the most liberal redoubt of one of the country’s most liberal...