Could an Orthodox Jew Be Vice President? 

Could an Orthodox Jew Be Vice President? 

Could an Orthodox Jew Be Vice President? 

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Aug. 7 2000 9:30 PM

Could an Orthodox Jew Be Vice President? 

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., has been named Al Gore's running mate. Lieberman is a "Shomer Shabbas" Jew—one who doesn't drive, talk on the telephone, or use electric-powered machines on Saturday. Earlier this year, Judith Shulevitz explained whether a Shomer Shabbas Jew could serve as vice president.