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Joe Biden a “menschy dude,” says Doug Emhoff

Potential Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff has a new nickname for Joe Biden: “mensch.”

During a Wednesday night fundraiser with Lawyers for Biden, Emhoff referred to the Democratic presidential candidate as a “menschy dude,” Jewish Insider reported.

Emhoff also used the term on September 3, at the Pennsylvania launch of Jewish Americans for Biden.

“Joe Biden is a mensch, and we need a mensch in the White House. We need a mensch to restore the soul of this nation,” he said.

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris has her own Yiddish-inflected nickname, bestowed by her Jewish stepchildren: “Momala.”

Irene Katz Connelly is an editorial fellow at the Forward. You can contact her at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at @katz_conn.

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