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Aug 4 '21 at 14:50 comment added Ertai87 This is why I said I think the situation would be interesting ;-)
Aug 4 '21 at 5:41 comment added RonJohn @nick012000 Evangelical Christians don't love Jews; they love Israel, the difference being that there are a lot of left-wing anti-Zionist Jews.
Aug 4 '21 at 4:09 comment added manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact @nick012000 That wouldn't be the split. The pro-Israel evangelicals would largely (again, nothing is 100%) not vote for him because he is (relatively speaking) not a big supporter of Israel with respect to supplying arms to Israel and other issues.
Aug 4 '21 at 3:54 comment added nick012000 @manassehkatz-Moving2Codidact Meanwhile, the religious Christians would probably be split between the pro-Israel evangelicals that love Jews and the anti-communist Religious Right who'd hate him for his policy issues.
Aug 4 '21 at 1:12 comment added manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact @Barmar Using the specific example of Bernie Sanders, arguably the "rabidly religious" Jews are the ones who would not vote for him, due to policy issues, while other Jews would more likely (but not 100% - nothing is 100% in American politics) vote for him because of policy issues, despite his being Jewish. Politics gets interesting.
Aug 3 '21 at 21:10 comment added Barmar OK. Also, the "rabidly religious" are mainly orthodox and some conservative Jews, which is a minority of Jews in America. So they're not a strong voting block.
Aug 3 '21 at 21:06 comment added Ertai87 @Barmar I'm not disagreeing with you, I'm just saying I think the situation might be interesting XD
Aug 3 '21 at 21:03 comment added Barmar But Trump did get significant support from Jews because of his stance towards Israel.
Aug 3 '21 at 21:02 comment added Barmar Jews might be rabidly religious, but they're also a minority. So I suspect they would be overwhelmed by the Christians voting against him.
Aug 3 '21 at 21:00 comment added Ertai87 @Barmar That hypothetical is interesting, considering that (best I can figure from the outside looking in), the most rabidly religious people in the US, after Christians, are Jews. Being that Judaism and Christianity share a lot of things, such as the Torah (the "Old Testament"), the Ten Commandments, the same God, and so on, it seems unlikely that being a Jew would be as damaging as being, say, a Scientologist or Pastafarian, and I'm sure there are a significant number of people who would vote FOR Bernie because he's a Jew. You may be right, but I don't think it's cut-and-dried.
Aug 3 '21 at 20:40 comment added Barmar I know you're being a little flippant, but better wording of your first two lines would be "Legally: no; Practically: yes".
Aug 3 '21 at 20:39 comment added Barmar And for POTUS, it almost certainly has to be a Christian religion. If Bernie Sanders had become the nominee, it's not unlikely that being Jewish would have turned away many voters.
Aug 3 '21 at 20:35 history answered Ertai87 CC BY-SA 4.0