Where the top 2020 presidential candidates stand on Jewish issues
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Where the top 2020 presidential candidates stand on Jewish issues

As the US presidential race heats up, along with domestic policy, American Jews consider candidates’ takes on Israel, anti-Semitism and more

Clockwise from top left: Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, Julián Castro, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, President Trump, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and Andrew Yang arevying to become president in 2020. (Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)
Clockwise from top left: Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, Julián Castro, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, President Trump, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and Andrew Yang arevying to become president in 2020. (Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

This election cycle has involved a record amount of serious candidates and issues of historical significance.

We’ve compiled a guide to where the election’s top candidates — President Donald Trump, and the nine Democrats left with the highest chances of winning the nomination — fall on a range of issues that matter to Jewish voters, from the rise in anti-Semitism unfolding across the country to Israel policy.

Click on each name below to delve into our Jewish 2020 candidates guide.

President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

Joe Biden

Former Senator and Vice President Joe Biden is a leading candidate to become the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020. (Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is one of the frontrunners to be the Democratic nominee. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is vying to become the nation’s first Jewish president. (David Becker/Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the youngest of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates, without a long record on Jewish issues. (Scott Olson/Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar is popular with the Minnesota Jewish community. (Mario Tama/Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

Julian Castro

Julián Castro took a memorable trip to Israel in 2011. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg looks to make a late impact on the race. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

Cory Booker

Cory Booker keeps a Hebrew bible on his desk. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang has strong opinions on circumcision. (Win McNamee/Getty Images; design by Grace Yagel/JTA)
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