By COLlive reporter
Chabad has not commented on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat, but the Wall Street Journal made an amusing connection in their weekend edition.
Readers of the Review, part of the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal, were amused to find the name of the worldwide Chabad movement as one of the answers in the News Quiz section.
Asking “to which charismatic religious group” does Barret belong to, one of the 4 answers, and the only Jewish one, was Chabad.
With hearings in the US Senate to confirm Barrett as a Supreme Court justice starting this week, American Jews are sharply divided along denominational lines regarding the nomination, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Barrett, nominated by US President Donald Trump last month to fill the vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, would become the sixth Catholic on the bench, alongside two Jewish justices and an Episcopalian. Never before has the nation’s highest court been so predominantly one religious denomination.
Jewish leaders have expressed mixed reactions, furthering the political divide between denominations amid an already contentious presidential election, Jerusalem Post reported.