It seems Barack Obama is giving us a cabinet with no Jewish members. Plenty of Jews in non-cabinet top spots (Axelrod, Summers, Orszag) so I guess we’ll have to just run things from behind the scenes. I think that was also the case at the beginning of the Dubya administration, though now we have Chertoff. One related issue is whether the country will ever again see a non-Jewish Fed Chair.
And of course you can add Rahm to the list of influential, but not in the cabinet, Jews. Basically, it’s a chock full ”˜o Jews White House staff and a non-Jewish cabinet.