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Clinton soon to be a Jew?

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 1, 2007 | 12:15 pm

That would be Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and hopeful-future President Hillary Clinton. Her boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky (son of former Congressman Edward Mezvinsky), is Jewish, and she recently visited his parents’ home for Shabbat dinner.

The retreat was mentioned in a New York Times profile of Chelsea that asked whether she is ready for first-daughter round two:

Ms. Clinton and Mr. Mezvinsky seem serious about a future together, according to friends, some of whom wonder about a White House wedding in the event of a Clinton electoral victory. Their bond is apparent; friends say at parties and other events, the couple are cuddly and affectionate. Ms. Clinton recently attended Sabbath dinner at the home of Ms. Amini’s parents with the hope of learning more about Judaism, Mr. Mezvinsky’s faith. (Ms. Clinton is a Christmas-cookie-baking, churchgoing Methodist.)

Who wants to place odds that the Baptist president’s daughter converts to Judaism?

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