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BAS Rabbi's Message

Message from Rabbi Daniel Stein

September, 2012

This year, as we prepare for the High Holiday season, we find ourselves in the middle of a rancorous election that is becoming increasingly typical for the American political process. Ad hominem attacks are the order of the day, making it easy to become disenchanted with our elected leaders.

This election, though, places important discussions before the American people, and real issues are at stake. Though closely aligned on foreign policy, the candidates representing the two major parties represent vastly different approaches to issues of great importance to the American people. The next president will likely face major policy decisions regarding taxation, health care, and Social Security. He will most certainly have to deal with the increasingly fraught reality of the Middle East and navigate instabilities created both by the Arab Spring and the nuclear ambitions of Iran. These issues cannot be reduced to sound bites or 30 second commercials.

There was a time when American Jews spoke of the three velts (Yiddish for worlds): diese velt (this world) yene velt (the world to come) and Roosevelt. Those days, it seems, are long gone: American Jews are more politically diverse than in the past and no longer speak with one voice. Even on the topic of Israel, where there once was exacting unanimity, today American Jews are divided on the settlements in the West Bank and how, exactly, the peace process should play out. It is often more painful to note our own internal divisions — as a faith, a culture, and a people, we share so much. How could we disagree on such fundamental issues? Our anger, it seems, can be more easily fueled internally because we cannot understand how someone who shares so much can be so different. And so, verbal assaults are slung, towards Obamas and Adelsons, as we try to make sense of those things that divide us.

This year, as the High Holidays approach, we should be reminded of our tradition's value of proper speech — we should be more reticent about condemning our fellow's beliefs and more, we should prevent ourselves, when possible, from hearing such speech. Rabbi Elezar famously asked in the Talmud, “Why do a person's fingers resemble plugs? In order to suggest that when a person hears something unseemly, he should plug his ears.” The issues facing our country this season are of great importance; I hope that, as we face the New Year, the civility of our discussions represents the best values of our Jewish tradition. May our discussions be lively and vigorous, but may they also be blessed with shalom — with peace.

I join with Dena in extending our best wishes for a sweet and fulfilling new year filled with life's blessings,

Rabbi Daniel Stein