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How Anthony Lake Became a Jew — First in Others' Eyes, Then Officially

By Daniel Treiman

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Speaking before an audience at New York University’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life — where he was boosting the presidential bid of Barack Obama — former Clinton administration national security adviser Anthony Lake related the amusing story of how he was often mistaken for a Jew, sometimes allowed others to think he was a Jew and, finally, actually became a Jew. As far as I can tell from this brief sound clip posted by the JTA, he did it for the food, the jokes and the arguments.


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