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Jewish Numbers in Congress Set to Plunge

posted on September 20, 2012

Current Congressional election polls suggest that the number of Jewish members of Congress could drop to the lowest level in decades, reports Josh Nathan-Kazis for The Jewish Daily Forward. This decline may be the result of population shifts away from Northeastern states, which elect the most Jewish members. However, Nathan-Kazis also notes that the drop in Jewish congressional members may be nothing more than coincidence, a result of “fluke incidents and retirements.”  

Read at The Jewish Daily Forward