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Mystery Hasids Swap Hats and Dance With Senators Lindsey Graham and Al Franken

On the way to a Senate vote yesterday, Lindsey Graham stopped a group of Hasidic Jews to compliment their hats.

What ensued was a general swapping of fedoras, to judge by a photo that Graham’s Senate colleague Ben Sasse posted on Twitter.

Graham, a Southern Baptist, is grinning broadly as men who appear to be members of the Lubavitch Hasidic group place one of their fedoras on his head.

From there the mystery Hasidim appear to have moved on to the Senate’s Jewish caucus: Moments later, a reporter for ABC News tweeted that Senator Al Franken had stopped in the Senate hallways to dance with unknown Hasidim.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at nathankazis@forward.com

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