Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin Welcome Baby Boy

By Forward Staff

Published December 22, 2011.
  • Print
  • Share Share

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, yesterday welcomed their first child, a boy named Jordan Zane, The New York Post is reporting.

The 47-year-old Democrat, who is Jewish, had represented parts of Queens and Brooklyn until June, when he resigned after he was discovered to have posted explicit photos of himself on Twitter.

Abedin, 36, is a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Clinton, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chair, and Sen. Kristen Gillibrand were among the guests last weekend Abedin’s baby shower, held last weekend in Washington, according to The Post.

In a September special election that was seen by some observers as a referendum on President Obama, and his policies toward Israel, Republican Bob Turner won Weiner’s former congressional seat in the heavily Democratic, heavily Jewish district. During the campaign, former New York Mayor Ed Koch endorsed Turner to send a message that White House policies weren’t sufficiently supportive of Israel.


The Jewish Daily Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Jewish Daily Forwardrequires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and The Jewish Daily Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.





Find us on Facebook!
  • You wouldn't think that a Soviet-Jewish immigrant would find much in common with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But the famed novelist once helped one man find his first love. http://jd.fo/f3JiS
  • Can you relate?
  • The Forverts' "Bintel Brief" advice column ran for more than 65 years. Now it's getting a second life — as a cartoon.
  • Half of this Hillel's members believe Jesus was the Messiah.
  • Vinyl isn't just for hipsters and hippies. Israeli photographer Eilan Paz documents the most astonishing record collections from around the world:http://jd.fo/g3IyM
  • Could Spider-Man be Jewish? Andrew Garfield thinks so.
  • Most tasteless video ever? A new video shows Jesus Christ dying at Auschwitz.
  • "It’s the smell that hits me first — musty, almost sweet, emanating from the green felt that cradles each piece of silver cutlery in its own place." Only one week left to submit! Tell us the story of your family's Jewish heirloom.
  • Mazel tov to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky!
  • If it's true, it's pretty terrifying news.
  • “My mom went to cook at the White House and all I got was this tiny piece of leftover raspberry ganache."
  • Planning on catching "Fading Gigolo" this weekend? Read our review.
  • A new initiative will spend $300 million a year towards strengthening Israel's relationship with the Diaspora. http://jd.fo/q3Iaj Is this money spent wisely?
  • Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Share her remarkable story — told in her letters.
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.