I voted for Ossoff in part because I saw myself represented in his Jewishness, and that representation mattered to me.
This week, as Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Black man, and Jon Ossoff, a Jew, were declared twin victors as Georgia’s next Senators, I felt joy and triumph.
This wasn’t Jon Ossoff’s first race.
Control of Congress now hinges on whether Ossoff and his Democratic counterpart Raphael Warnock can defeat Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
Here’s a recap of the Jewish drama in both races, which are going down to the wire.
In the circles decrying Warnock and Ossoff’s histories on Israel, Trump’s loss is still the subject of raging conspiracy theories.
When an L.A. Jew talks to a gun-loving Georgian
“Kelly Loeffler has repeatedly posed for photographs and been seen campaigning alongside radical white supremacists,” Ossoff said.
Georgia’s twin Senate runoff elections on Tuesday have drawn intense national attention, as they will determine which party controls the Upper House. They also have several significant Jewish storylines.
Experts say attacks on Warnock rely on a lack of understanding around how the Black Church weaves together politics and theology.