Bernie Sanders, America’s most prominent ‘unaffiliated’ politician, still says religion shaped his values

Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.  Suggested reading: We Will be Judged by Our Compassion and Deeds and Not Our Dogma

Source: Washinton Post

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), perhaps the most prominent politician in America who is religiously unaffiliated, spoke Thursday about how the Jewish faith has had a major impact on his politics and values.

At a CNN town hall Thursday, a voter asked the Democratic presidential candidate “how his Jewish heritage impacts his vision of the world and politics.” Sanders said his Jewish heritage — the lawmaker’s father is a Jewish Polish immigrant — impacts him “profoundly.”

“When I try to think about how I came to the views that I hold, there are two major factors,” Sanders said. One was his family’s economic struggles, and the other was “being Jewish,” he said.

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Categories: Judaism, The Muslim Times

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