An Election Campaign Devoid of Electors

The run-up to this vote has been marked by an apathy one small step away from despair.

Last weekend I participated in the annual poets’ festival at Sde Boker. We convened in the local synagogue for an open and candid discussion on this week’s Torah portion: How “The Lord strengthened Pharaoh’s heart.” King Pharaoh was also a “strong leader” of a “strong country,” who inflicted terrible blows on his people.