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A list of current Jewish Senators, with photos. These are important Jews who take part in running the United States government. There was a time when an American Jewish politician was rare or even unheard of. Today, although still a minority, the concept of "Jews in politics", a Jew seeking public office, is hardly unusual. Although less than 2.5% of the US population is Jewish, 10% of the US Senate follow the Judaic faith, and almost 7% of the House of Representatives.

We can take heart that the anti-semitism of the past is falling aside to more modern ideals. As a world, we have come a long way since the Holocaust. So who are some of the current Jewish Senators? Al Franken of SNL fame is the Senator from Minnesota and Barbara Boxer is another example of a Jewish Senator.

Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current Jewish Senators
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Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he represented Vermont's at-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives and served as mayor of Burlington, the largest city in Vermont. ...more

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

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Dianne Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current Jewish Senators
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Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein, born Dianne Emiel Goldman, is the senior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She also served as 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988. Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated ...more

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

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Barbara Boxer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Jewish Senators
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Barbara Levy Boxer is the junior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Boxer graduated from Brooklyn College. She worked as a stockbroker for several years before moving to ...more

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Democratic Party

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Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current Jewish Senators
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Alan Stuart "Al" Franken is an American politician and entertainer who is currently the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. Franken became well-known in the 1970s and 1980s as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live. After several decades as a comedic actor and writer, he became a ...more

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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