Bernie Sanders, the Rebbe, and One Big Menorah in Vermont

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By Jonathan Zalman.. On Wednesday (February 10, 2016), Chabad released a somewhat fascinating trove of documents about Bernie Sanders’s activity as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, including his correspondence with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, whom he honored twice by establishing a “Day of Education” in the 1980s. The research, completed by editor Dovid Margolin, attests to Sanders’s support for freedom of religion, which aligns with his current campaign for president—unlike Donald Trump’s xenophobic platform.In 1983, Mayor Sanders was approached by two Chabad representatives in Vermont, who asked for permission to erect an 8-foot menorah on the steps of City Hall. And, of course, they lovingly invited him to join. He accepted. Read the full story here



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