As U.S. election day nears, rabbis should steer clear of pulpit politics
Endorsing a candidate or party from the pulpit puts a crack in the wall that separates religion and state.
Just a few days before Rosh Hashanah my phone rang. It was a member of the congregation who said he had an urgent matter to discuss with me.
“Rabbi,” he said, “I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and I’ve decided that I have to speak to you about this before it’s too late.”
“Ok,” I said. “What is it?”
“I always look forward to hearing your sermons. But...