A Millennial Tremor
The closest presidential election in American history creates some real shock waves.
November 9, 2000 at 4:00AM
NASHVILLE - Mahzel! Meaning its in the hands of the fates. Or, as we say, God, added Rabbi Israel Deren of Stamford, Connecticut, slumping on a couch in the lobby of the downtown Sheraton Hotel in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, as uncertain as any of the rest of us about what had happened in the 2000 presidential race-- which, not so coincidentally, was undeniably on the cusp of a new, and to judge by the evidence at hand , extraordinary millennium.Rabbi Deren was in town as a friend and spiritual counselor to the family of Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Lieberman, whom he expected to be spending time with later that morning.