Do as we say, not as we did - Editorial

Do as we say, not as we did

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:58 am

Last week, at its annual conference, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs did something commendable in our highly charged political environment. The group, whose member agencies advocate primarily from the left of the political center, welcomed and listened politely to a presentation from a pair of more conservative pundits: Noah Silverman, congressional affairs director for the Republican Jewish Coalition, and Noah Pollak, a conservative political writer and consultant.

Silverman began with an understatement, telling the 200 people who turned out for a session on advocacy in the Trump era that “events of the past year caught everyone by surprise.” And, in the wake of everyone getting last year’s election all wrong, Silverman counseled humility.

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