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A Jewish candidate won a U.S. presidential primary for the first time. And America yawned.

A Jewish candidate won a U.S. presidential primary for the first time. And America yawned.

For the first time in American history, a Jewish candidate won a presidential primary election. And America yawned.

I'm talking about Bernie Sanders, of course, who thumped Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire's Democratic contest on Tuesday. Everyone is aware that Clinton would be our first female president, but most voters don't seem to know — or care — that Sanders would be our first Jewish one.

That's partly because Clinton plays up the first-woman deal, while Sanders downplays his Judaism. He has never belonged to a synagogue, his wife isn't Jewish, and he hasn't been to Israel since a volunteer stint on a kibbutz in the early 1960s.

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