Dear American Rabbis Who Avoid Politics

IS NOW THE TIME TO START GETTING POLITICAL FROM THE PULPIT?

IS IT FINALLY OK FOR YOU TO TELL YOUR CONGREGANTS THAT TRUMP IS OUR ENEMY, THAT  HE IS A THREAT NOT ONLY TO JEWS, BUT TO ALL DECENT HUMAN BEINGS.  BUT ESPECIALLY TO JEWS, THE ETERNAL TARGET OF HATERS?

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?  HOW MANY MORE DEATHS, HOW MUCH MORE GRIEVING? HOW MUCH MORE CAN EVEN YOU TAKE FROM A president WHO DESECRATES HUMAN LIFE AND HUMAN VALUES WITH HIS EVERY WORD AND DEED?

AND WAS ANY OF THIS–ANY SINGLE ASPECT OF THIS CALLOUS, HATEFUL, ANTI-FAITH, ANTI-GOD, ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-JEWISH, ANTI-HUMAN(E) ADMINISTRATION–WORTH AN EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM?  WAS IT EVEN WORTH ONE SINGLE STONE?

OUR PROPHETS ARE ASHAMED OF YOUR SILENCE.  OUR GOD IS CRYING OUT FOR YOU TO FIND THE COURAGE HE DEMANDS OF YOU–AND OF US–TO BE THE VOICES AND THE FOOT SOLDIERS OF JUSTICE, OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE WORLD.  IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

About the Author
Nina has a long history of working in the non-profit, philanthropic, and government sectors. She has also been an opinion writer for The Jewish Week, and a contributor to The New Normal, a disabilities-focused blog. However, Nina is most proud of her role as a parent to three unique young adults, and two rescue dogs, whom she co-parents with her wiser, better half.
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