We Must Take Sides

The late Elie Wiesel once wrote that when people are persecuted because of who they are, “we must interfere.”  At that moment, Wiesel explains, when the lives of specific individuals are in jeopardy, this “must…become the center of the universe.” I’ve tried very hard to stay above the American political fray that seems to get worse by the day. I’ve shared my thoughts on a few issues concerning decisions made by President Trump, but, for the most part, I’ve felt that, for the wellbeing of our community, it’s best for me to steer clear of politics.  Goodness knows you can hear, support and/or denounce any political position you want just by turning on the television, listening to the radio or going online. Why do you need your rabbi adding his voice when many of you are seeking a place of peace and spirituality here at Ramat Shalom? In addition, in…