Mazel Tov! Bernie Sanders Becomes First Jewish Primary Winner

Clinton and Cruz became first woman and Latino to win in Iowa

Last Updated: February 9, 2016 @ 6:06 PM

Bernie Sanders is the first Jewish candidate to win a presidential primary in U.S. history.

Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, but she established another first last week: She was the first woman to win a state contest in the presidential race when she narrowly defeated Sanders in Iowa.

Ted Cruz, meanwhile, was the first Latino to win. He beat Donald Trump in Iowa.

The Jerusalem Post was among the first news outlets to take note of Sanders’ historic moment. Sanders was favored over Clinton in the state that neighbors his hometown Vermont, but Jewish Twitter is celebrating nonetheless:


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