Does Cantor’s defeat signal the end of the American Jewish Golden Age in Congress?
Fewer Jews in the U.S. Congress than at any time since 1979, a president uninterested in cultivating 'Court Jews' - all signs that a big realignment in U.S. Jewish political life may be starting.
Aside from the Jewish kings—Saul, David, Solomon and, of course, Netanyahu—when it came to serving in an official governmental capacity, the highest position a Jew could once hope to achieve was limited to “Court Jew”—you know, Joseph, Mordechai, Mayer Rothschild, Rabbi Stephen Wise and, of course, Henry Kissinger. Valued for their wisdom on matters of finance and policy, they earned...
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