JTA – During CNN’s town hall forum on Wednesday night, Hillary Rodham Clinton fielded a question from a New Hampshire rabbi with what commentators welcomed as unusual thoughtfulness.
Rabbi Jonathan Spira-Savett, who leads Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua, quoted an 18th-century Hasidic sage in asking how the Democratic candidate balances her ego and humility while running for the nation’s top office.
Clinton’s long answer, in which she described her constant struggle to stay grounded in the public eye, received glowing reviews by everyone from pundits to former advisers to CNN viewers. Here are some of the notable Twitter reactions, many of them first compiled by Jewish Insider.
.@HillaryClinton has been my friend for 25 years. Her response to that rabbi is the Hillary I've seen in private: reflective, spiritual.— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) February 4, 2016
Hillary she knocked it out of the park with that answer to the Rabbi. She's a philosopher. Who knew? #DemTownHall— Zoltan Ambrus (@Z_i_am) February 4, 2016
The kiddush after the CNN town hall will be served in the multipurpose room— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) February 4, 2016
That was actually quite a beautiful answer from Hillary. I mean it.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 4, 2016
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