Fellow Jews: Getting Rid of Trump is a Religious Imperative

Fellow Jews: Getting Rid of Trump is a Religious Imperative
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n>In a recent interview covered by several Jewish outlets, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Great Britain’s former Chief Rabbi, condemned American rabbis who’ve made untraditional endorsements in the 2020 election. “I’m afraid American Jewry is making a big, big, big mistake,” Sacks said. “You mix religion and politics, you get terrible politics and even worse religion.”

While it’s certainly understandable why religious leaders wouldn’t want to venture into the world of hyper-partisan politics and I appreciate the sentiment, this isn’t an ordinary time and most certainly isn’t an ordinary president. When you compound this election’s coincidence with the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice, it makes for a profound moment where neutrality isn’t an option.
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