Jammin’ with Jamaal

Squad man Jamaal Bowman held a sort of last-stand rally in the South Bronx — why the South Bronx?– with Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this past weekend. Having asked around about the Westchester County towns designated by Bowman in his effusion, I take it that Bowman simply disapproves of heavily Jewish neighborhoods. Why he singles out Jewish neighborhoods for scorn isn’t hard to discern, but what a disgrace.

In her story today, the Washington Free Beacon’s Meghan Blonder quotes Young Israel of Scarsdale Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern:

“In talking about his Jewish constituents as people who live ‘segregated’ in certain places where only ‘the Jews’ live and ‘concentrate,’ congressman Bowman has literally entered the annals of the most pernicious anti-Semites in our history,” Morgenstern told the Washington Free Beacon.

“We live together to practice our religion; we build communities around our central places of worship, because many of us don’t travel on Shabbat and the holidays, and even if we do, we want to cultivate our connection to our communities, families, and our Jewish traditions,” he continued. “We also seek to live and dwell in harmony with our neighbors of all faiths, ethnicities, colors, and creeds.”

It’s the kind of thing that inspired Adolf Hitler to pursue his political career.

Blonder’s story unsurprisingly concludes: “Bowman’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.”

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