Ted Cruz Says A Rabbi Predicted His Beard Would ‘Promote Middle East Peace’

    Senator Ted Cruz got a “pretty cool” comment about his beard from a rabbi.

    Cruz tweeted on Wednesday that his friend in Israel, who is studying at a yeshiva, told him that his rabbi had some strong words to say about his facial hair.

    “’It gives Cruz a Talmudic & Rabbinic look & presence that will put the fear of the Lord into Israel’s enemies & promote Middle East peace,’” he recalled his friend saying.

    Although he claims it was “pretty cool,” he seems to have been taken aback, writing, “Wow. Perhaps a bit much….”

    No one else really knew what to make of it either.

    Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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