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AT HAR TZEON-AGUDATH ACHIM, CONGRESSMAN SHARES INFLUENCE OF HIS JEWISH IDENTITY ON HIS PUBLIC LIFE

09/28/2017 01:35:01 PM

Sep28

Frank Solomon - Kol HaBirah News

Jews may be “People of the Book,” but Congressman Jamie Raskin (D – Md.) believes in putting words into action to help make the world a better place. That was one of the messages the new representative for Maryland’s 8th District had for the packed audience at Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Sept. 23, Shabbat Shuva.

The former American University law professor and veteran Maryland state legislator said he could have chosen to become a rabbi, but chose a different road of public service.

And he never looked back: Raskin was elected as a Maryland state senator for District 20 in November 2006, representing parts of Silver Spring and Takoma Park. In 2012, he was named the majority whip for the Maryland State Senate and chairman of the Montgomery County Senate Delegation. For the past nine months since his election to Congress, he has applied his 25 years of academic teaching expertise to teach his colleagues about the U.S. Constitution.

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