December 10 2018 2:30pm

Ocasio-Cortez discusses her Jewish roots, sings in Ladino at New York event

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd on Sunday, December 9, at Jackson Heights Jewish Center in Queens, New York, that she had Jewish heritage . Speaking at a Hanukkah candle-lighting event, the 29-year-old US congressional representative said “generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews.”

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