The sea of black hats and yarmulkes parted as Ted Cruz’s SUV turned into the driveway of the Chabad Neshama Center in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach.
Indeed, few entrances could have been more fitting for the Republican presidential candidate arriving to make matzo with a groups of kids two weeks before before Passover, a holiday commemorating the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt.
As he stepped out of the car and into the neighborhood nicknamed “little Odessa,” the roughly 100 or so Orthodox Jews gathered outside erupted in cheers and chants of “Jews for Cruz.”
It’s a crucial slice of support on which Cruz hopes to capitalize during New York’s April 19 primary.
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