Shining the Hanukkah Light on Political Corruption

Amid Israeli election season, we get the impression that political advantage requires ethical compromise. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

Thomas Jefferson said, “Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.” This has been on my mind lately as I have campaigned and been elected to the board of directors of our local “Minhal Kehilati,” an integral part of Jerusalem municipal governance on the neighborhood and community level. While these elections are small and local, they are often characterized by...