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:
It won't get much coverage, but Bernie Sanders is the first Jew EVER to win a Presidential primary in U.S. history. Ever.
— Adam Kuperstein (@AKuperstein) February 10, 2016
— Rabbi Matt Rosenberg (@rabbimattr) February 10, 2016
— Jason Rak (@iamjasonrak) February 10, 2016
Also to note: Bernie Sanders is now the 1st Jew ever to win a presidential primary/caucus. First Latino was Ted Cruz, last week. #NHPrimary
— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) February 10, 2016
As a Jew, naturally I’m excited to see Bernie Sanders doing well. But I would trade him in a hot second if it meant Trump would go away too.
— Ben Dorfman (@bendorfman) February 10, 2016
Mazel Tov to Bernie Sanders, first Jew to win a primary #NHPrimary
— Wisdom Studios (@wisdom_studios) February 10, 2016
.@BernieSanders is the first Jewish candidate to win a Presidential primary
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) February 10, 2016
— JTA | Jewish news (@JTAnews) February 10, 2016
— Project Bernie '16 (@ProjectBernie16) February 10, 2016
Bernie Sanders joked about being too Jewish for America on "SNL" last night. https://t.co/fwA2Wi3xNW
— Gawker (@Gawker) February 7, 2016
— Jewish Daily Forward (@jdforward) February 10, 2016
— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) February 10, 2016
— John M. Becker (@freedom2marry) February 10, 2016