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He’s a political minority at family gatherings, and generally abides by the Jewish principle of Shalom bayit, or “Peace within the house,” when it comes to politics: “In other words, you don’t go there.”

Marcus sells collectible military uniforms and equipment online from his home in Prescott Valley, Ariz., and considers national security and tax relief to be the top two issues this election. With tongue in cheek, he said that, like his liberal Jewish brethren, he’s an advocate of gun control: “For instance, I favor the two-handed approach … in which both arms are outstretched, taut.” Still a fan of talk radio, he enjoys listening to Michael Medved—a Jew who often speaks about his own move from left to right.

Marcus is non-practicing, but said, “Judaism is in everything that I think, do, and say.” He tries to read the Torah each week, and asks himself: How does this apply to my life? How can I be a better person?

“Judaism, per se, is a very conservative religion,” Marcus said. “The Torah is a very conservative rulebook on how to live a good and moral life.”

With reporting by J.C. Derrick.

Daniel James Devine
Daniel James Devine

Daniel is a reporter for WORLD who covers science, technology, and other topics in the Midwest from his home base in Indiana. Follow Daniel on Twitter @DanJamDevine.

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