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New Jewish Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz Sworn in with Hebrew Bible (VIDEO)

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Brian Schatz. Photo: Wikipedia.

Hawaii’s former Lieutenant Governor, Brian Schatz, was formally sworn into the Senate on Thursday, occupying the seat vacated by the death of Daniel Inouye last week. Schatz, who is Jewish, carried a Hebrew bible with him during the swearing-in ceremony. Schatz brings the total number of U.S. Senators who identify as Jewish to 11.

Watch a video of the ceremony below:

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