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Facing the toxic brew of politics and religion

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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:02 am

Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well.

Now suppose the rabbi made that endorsement because your congregation’s biggest donor asked that he do so in exchange for an unprecedented gift to the synagogue that would fix the roof, retire the mortgage and pay for Shabbat Kiddush for the next 10 years.

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