Doug Emhoff playing an age-old role with a new twist

December 20th, 2021

“I have heard him express very clearly that he sees part of his role as showing the world the beauty and the power and the wisdom of his partner,” said Rabbi Sharon Brous, who led the White House Passover Seder in March, which included remarks from Emhoff. “That was what he was doing on the campaign trail, and I think that’s been a big part of what he’s been doing since this administration took office.”

She added: “This culture that we live in monsterizes powerful women. And so to have someone this relatable, this character who’s just bringing out her humanity, is really critical.”