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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Orthodox Jewish Attorney General

I didn't realize this until Krum mentioned it, but it's certainly pretty cool:
The man who in all likelihood will replace Alberto Gonzales as our next Attorney General will be klapping al cheit this shabbos, shaking lulav and esrog next week, and dancing with the Torah the next. That's right: Judge Michael Mukasey is an Orthodox Jew.
In case you're wondering why you haven't heard that yet, Krum has a theory on that, too. Also, as I noted to Krum, this puts him how many spots away from the Presidency? Is he #4 in line? Either way, hopefully he'll make it past the deliberations without difficulty; yiasher kochacho.

UPDATED: David Linn notes I missed Daled Amos' post on this:
So you want to know more about Bush's appointee to be the new Attorney General?
Check out the Kehilath Jeshurun Bulletin, September 2004 (page 5):
CHATAN BEREISHIT
Hon. Michael Mukasey

What a privilege it is for us to be able to honor the Hon. Michael Mukasey, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

An alumnus of Ramaz, class of 1959, Judge Mukasey received his B.A. from Columbia in 1963 and an LL.B. degree from Yale Law School in 1967. A recipient of an honorary doctorate from Brooklyn Law School, he also won the Federal Bar Council's Learned Hand Medal for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence.
Cool.

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