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How Ritchie Torres built a fan base in the Jewish community

Amanda Berman first met Ritchie Torres on stage in January 2019. The city councilman, who represents the South Bronx, was speaking on a panel alongside Berman and other young progressives to discuss the Women’s March. “I had goosebumps immediately,” Berman, the founder of Zioness, recalled. After Torres spoke, Berman told Jewish Insider, “I pushed away the microphone we were sharing to tell him quietly, ‘I can’t wait to see what you do next.’”

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