Nation: HOW THE U.S. GOT ITS FIRST JEWISH PRESIDENT

Rolling a professional eye at the saga of the first Roman Catholic to win the presidency, Historian (Giants of Justice) Albert Vorspan, 37, concocted "a whimsical fantasy" titled "A Jew in the White House," for the current American Judaism (circ. 220,000), official magazine of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Excerpts:

IT all began at the political convention in 1984 (honest).

Even the most obvious dark horses had fallen by the wayside in the marathon balloting, when the name of Jacob Meyer, the popular mayor of Minneapolis, emerged out of nowhere: a Jew! Dare...

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