Will Bernie Sanders Be the First Jewish President?

Bernie Sanders may be our next president.

But did you know that he would be our first Jewish president?

Huffington Post noted last year:

You may not be aware of it, but Bernie Sanders is Jewish.

Granted, Sanders is not very religious.  As the Washington Post reports:

Growing up, Bernie Sanders followed the path of many young American Jews. He went to Hebrew school, was bar mitzvahed and traveled to Israel to work on a kibbutz.

But as an adult, Sanders drifted away from Jewish customs. And as his bid for the White House gains momentum, he has the chance to make history. Not just as the first Jewish president — but as one of the few modern presidents to present himself as not religious.

“I am not actively involved with organized religion,” Sanders said in a recent interview.

Sanders said he believes in God, though not necessarily in a traditional manner.

“I think everyone believes in God in their own ways,” he said. “To me, it means that all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together.”

Sanders’s religious views, which he has rarely discussed, set him apart from the norm in modern American politics, in which voters have come to expect candidates from both parties to hold traditional views about God and to speak about their faith journeys.


“And what I believe in, and what my spirituality is about, is that we’re all in this together.”


“I am motivated by a vision which exists in all of the great religions — in Christianity, in Judaism, in Islam, Buddhism and other religions — and which is so beautifully and clearly stated in Matthew 7:12,” Sanders said. “And it states: ‘So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the prophets.’ ”

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  • MrLiberty

    Actually he worships the power of the almighty state. That is his TRUE religion. As such he is completely undeserving of the presidency. But that goes for the rest of the current pack.

    • MrLiberty

      After reading my comment I realized that I was wrong. Truly ONLY someone who worships the power of the almighty state is deserving of the presidency, for that is all that the office is – a figurehead above a seemingly unlimited source of immoral power over others. The kind of people that freedom-lovers would like to see in the office are simply the kind of people who would never truly want the job and thus who will never receive the kind of support needed to get the job.

  • Fee-fi-fo-fum

    The Jews are a race. Only Jews are of the blood of Abraham. That is what makes them racially superior to the rest of us…..in their minds.

    • Eddie

      They are a tribe — more like a club than anything. They are certainly not a race. They have a “supremacy” ethos. They wrote a self-serving religious book that decribes themselves as God’s “chosen people”. How convenient. These modern ashkenzi “jews” are converted frauds who are generally not religious other than their worship of mammon and their profound hatred and contempt for the goyim.

      • Fee-fi-fo-fum

        But to be a member of this club you must have Jewish blood, Abrahams blood. If race is not defined by blood, biology and genetics, then tell me what is race? How do you define race?? Do not be fooled by skin color Jews have their own very distinct facial racial characteristic that set them apart from white non-Jews. The protruding nose, sloping forehead, rubber eyes, etc, etc..

        • Eddie

          Oh puleeeeze! You’re describing a mere subset of the Caucasian race: the ferret-faced converted Ashkenazis “Jews” from the Caucasus region of Russia, otherwise known as “white people”.

          • Fee-fi-fo-fum

            The Khazar theory is a Jew created hoax. Secondly, explain to me why ever single place the Jews have ever resided, the peoples of these lands have wanted to rid themselves of these Jews?? If the Jews are just like everyone else why can’t get get along with anybody?? Not even their own kind. Go ahead Eddie give me your explanation.

  • Bev

    Let us hope so. Bernie’s views on Climate Change, Renewables, Education, Anti-poverty, Justice for all, etc., and his talks about doing the right thing for the next generation and long future ahead, makes good on one of the best ideas of Judaism:
    Tikkun olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם or תקון עולם‎) (literally, “repair of the world”, alternatively,”construction for eternity”)

    What a great endorsement for Bernie from Robert Reich:


    The Volcanic Core Fueling the 2016 Election
    Monday, January 25, 2016

    This election is about changing the parameters of what’s feasible and ending the choke hold of big money on our political system.

    I’ve known Hillary Clinton since she was 19 years old, and have nothing but respect for her. In my view, she’s the most qualified candidate for president of the political system we now have.

    But Bernie Sanders is the most qualified candidate to create the political system we should have, because he’s leading a political movement for change.

    The upcoming election isn’t about detailed policy proposals. It’s about power – whether those who have it will keep it, or whether average Americans will get some as well.

    A study published in the fall of 2014 by Princeton professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern’s Benjamin Page reveals the scale of the challenge.

    Gilens and Page analyzed 1,799 policy issues in detail, determining the relative influence on them of economic elites, business groups, mass-based interest groups, and average citizens.

    Their conclusion: “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically nonsignificant impact upon public policy.”

    Instead, lawmakers respond to the moneyed interests – those with the most lobbying prowess and deepest pockets to bankroll campaigns.

    • kimyo

      any sane person would see that hillary clinton is a threat to humanity. sanders could take her down in 2 minutes, yes? why hasn’t he? is he unable to perceive the threat that she poses to humanity?

      bonus question: why has sanders so utterly failed to engage people of color? it’s as if his management assumes blacks will be voting for him ’cause there’s an instagram of him marching with mlk. this is a drastic miscalculation in my view.

      an alien observing the u.s. for the last year would conclude with little hesitation that it’s war on black people, by cop, by toxic-lead-infused-h2o, by strangulation. sanders needs to address this, with substance.

      hillary should be out, i freaking saw an h/2016 bumper sticker today. it was like the grim reaper pausing over my bed. sanders could take her out. why hasn’t he?

  • Dow Jones

    Kentucky fried chikkken, Hillbillie Klingon and chumps on the stump for Trump…do Mercans really imagine anything in the sewer will be different after the next obscene s-election? Mercans as a nation apparently have the mental IQ of amoeba but one would have thought after the Barry Obomber hope dope psychological raping and degrading of a generation that some kind of skepticism would spark in the Mercan mind. Nah…

    So go for it, do the koolaid test yet again and when you are all lying on the jungle floor one more time retching your guts and having your Jim Jonestown moment remember that the song ALWAYS remains the same.

    Onward to Obomberville!