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Many Orthodox Jews support President Trump. I'm one of them - here's why.

 

September 11, 2020



JERUSALEM (JTA) — Only 6 percent of voters who cast ballots for Barack Obama in 2008 voted for Donald Trump in 2016. I’m one of them.

Political affiliation played no role in my decision. I’m a registered Democrat who often votes Republican. I was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family in North Jersey. We cried when Richard Nixon defeated Hubert Humphrey in 1968 and exulted when Ronald Reagan routed Jimmy Carter in 1980.

This year poses a fresh dilemma.

President Trump has proven himself as a consistent supporter of Israel. We feel an affinity to the president’s cadre of Orthodox Jewis...



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