At the Dem convention, the aliyas keep rising


We’re getting into Hineh Ma Tov area here.

The Jews keep coming at the Democratic convention in Denver. As we noted previously, four rabbis participated in the interfaith launch on Sunday, National Jewish Democratic Council vice-chairwoman Sunita Leeds helped set the rules on Monday, firebrands Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) helped stoke the anti-GOP flames on Tuesday and on Wednesday….

* U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is among the nominators of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), the presumptive nominee;

* U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is the first to speak after roll call;

* U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), self-described “fire-breathing liberal” and the Obama campaign’s chief Jewish surrogate speaks just after 5 pm local time’

* U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) is among eight congresswomen saluting “Women of the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Helping to round out the evening are Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state, and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). Both made headlines when they learned of their Jewish parentage. (Okay, Albright because she seemed embarrassed and Kerry because he embraced it. But still.)

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