Bernie Sanders Will Never Not Be Jewish

The media continues to lament the lack of diversity in the primary race, ignoring the fact that Sanders is Jewish American

Bernie Sanders lights a Menorah in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

You can’t untangle Bernie Sanders’ Jewishness from his politics, no matter how much you want to call him just another old white guy.

Emily Burack is a writer and editor based in New York. She’s currently an associate editor at 70 Faces Media. More at

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