The Right: have empathy with the Left. The Left: be happy for the Right.
The Right: Don’t kick your brothers/sisters when they are down.
The Left: The Right has good points too. Be glad for them. They’ll test the electorate’s patience till their luck runs out. Be a constructive opposition.
Election time doesn’t mean that the laws of evil speech are suspended.
As long as a Jew has Jewish acquaintances, many Torah Laws forbid Jews to speak evil of him, even when they are scared of his ideas.
The political arena is a very morality-neutral place to learn decency from. The world over, lying and hatred reign there, plus greed and egotism.
When elections loom, don’t speak badly of anyone; just praise the ones you like. And not with dog whistles against the others. ‘My candidate loves Judaism and honesty,’ implying the others do not.
The Laws of the Sabbatical fruits are not over when the year comes to an end. We still need to be cautious with speech once the elections passed.
If you think that Antisemitism is the greatest problem for Jews, it is not!
The greatest impediment to Redemption is our baseless self-hatred, our infighting, slandering each other, and our lack of unity and internal peace.
Being decent with Jews who think differently from us is not just a matter of decency and civility. Being insensitive, egotistical, or hateful against fellow Jews is the worst outcome of any election for everyone.
Elections invite slogans. They polarize. They kill nuances. Now return to seeing the gray between the back and white. Make sure your antipathy concerns ideas, not people. Clarify it’s not personal. Love each other.
Unity and climate moderation are both needed to survive.