Jewish candidate Sanders opens up on ‘strong religious’ feelings

“You’re Jewish, but you’ve said that you’re not actively involved with organized religion,” Cooper asked Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont vying with Clinton, the former secretary of state, for the Democratic presidential nod.

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WASHINGTON — At a New Hampshire town hall meeting, Bernie Sanders described himself as a man of faith and Hillary Rodham Clinton opened up to a rabbi about her insecurities.

The town hall in Derry, broadcast live on Wednesday and moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, came six days before the New Hampshire presidential primary vote and just days after Sanders almost upset Clinton, the putative front-runner, drawing to a virtual tie with her in the Iowa caucuses.

“You’re Jewish, but you’ve said that you’re not actively involved with organized religion,” Cooper asked Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont vying with Clinton, the former secretary of state, for the Democratic presidential nod.

Sanders, who until now has been hesitant to discuss his religious beliefs or his Jewish upbringing, said faith is a guiding principle for him. “You know, everybody practices religion in a different way,” he said. “To me, I would…

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