The 2016 election’s top Jewish moments: An interactive timeline
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The 2016 election’s top Jewish moments: An interactive timeline

Clockwise from top left: Jared Kushner, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. (Getty Images)

Clockwise from top left: Jared Kushner, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. (Getty Images)

This presidential campaign has made Jewish history, for reasons good and bad. Bernie Sanders became the first Jewish candidate to win a U.S. presidential primary, and the families of both presidential nominees had strong Jewish ties.

But the campaign also saw heated debate on Israel and Iran and a troubling rise in anti-Semitism, specifically online invective directed at Jewish reporters. Here are the top Jewish moments — the uplifting, the expected and the frightening — that have taken place during the 2016 election cycle.

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