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“When Rabbis Bless Congress”

A new book by Howard Mortman is the first to explore the long tradition of prayer in Congress and the contributions Jewish Rabbis have made to the enduring institution.

Cover art and jacket design for Howard Mortman’s “When Rabbis Bless Congress”. (photo: When Rabbis Bless Congress Twitter.)

It is a little known fact outside the Washington D.C. beltway, or inside of it for that matter, but the U.S. Congress still opens each session, as it always has, with a prayer offered by an ordained chaplain of faith.

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