In this wide ranging conversation, Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny talks with Senator Joe Lieberman an American politician, lobbyist and attorney who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013. A former member of the Democratic Party, he was its nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2000 election.
Senator Lieberman describes himself as an "observant" Jew. Since the death in 1967 of his grandmother, a deeply religious immigrant, he found renewed interest in religious observance. Senator Lieberman refers to himself as "observant", as opposed to Orthodox, because he doesn't follow the strict Orthodox code and doesn't want to offend the Orthodox. He and his wife keep a kosher home and observe Shabbat.