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Symbolism?  Howard Dean blows the shofar
as he prepares to become DNC chairman
,  Feb. 11, 2005

Tekiah!  Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean sounded a shofar presented to him  by the National Jewish Democratic Council Thursday night (Feb. 10) at a reception preceding a meeting of the Democratic National Committee in Washington D.C. .

With NJDC Executive Director Ira Forman and Executive Committee Member Sunita Leeds standing by, the incoming DNC chairman "ably sounded" the ram's horn,  according to Forman—analogies between the Republican administration and the biblical city of Jericho no doubt coming to the mind of all attendees.

Also speaking at the NJDC event were outgoing DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe and three Jewish members of Congress: Jerrold Nadler of New York, Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania and Robert Wexler of Florida.            Donald H. Harrison