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Rabbis, family, arguments and anxiety: All the Jewish scenes from the Democratic convention


September 4, 2020

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Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden wave to supporters via video teleconference after Biden delivered his acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, Aug. 20, 2020.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - There were rabbis, there were arguments, there was fretting over the future, there was mishpacha, but snacks you had to bring yourself.

The first virtual convention, held by Democrats online because of the coronavirus pandemic, had many of the same Jewish moments as real-life conventions of the past. They included both rabbinic invocations from the main stage and side rooms with hobnobbing among Jews from across the country, even if those rooms lacked kosher nosh this time around. 

This year, the mainstage conversation also addressed anti-Semitism explicitly.

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