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Czech Jew a Frontrunner to Become Next President

posted on January 9, 2013

Jan Fischer, currently the frontrunner in the Czech presidential race, could become the first Jewish president in a country other than Israel, reports The Forward. The article traces Fischer’s Jewish roots, as well as his present-day relationship with the religion. Tomas Kraus, chairman of the Czech Federation of Jewish Communities, said, “[Fischer’s] like our Joe Lieberman. Whether or not you support him, you can’t help but be proud he has come this far.”

Read at The Forward