Saturday, May 23, 2015

My Sunday Column for the Elder

Michael L.

My piece tomorrow for the Elder is entitled, Tikkun Olam and the First Jewish President.

Here is a tid-bit:
kippaWhatever one's view of tikkun olam, however, we must not allow the generosity of spirit which animates the concept from preventing us from standing up for what is in the best interest of the Jewish people.  For example, we should be generous in allowing people of all faiths access to Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount, but we should be not so generous that we allow one religious group privileged access while denying every other the right to even pray there.

We should be generous enough in spirit to avoid war when we can, but not so generous in spirit that we allow our enemies to gain in strength at the encouragement of alleged friends.

{FYI, the Elder publishes my pieces at 8 AM Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, but he says, due to the forthcoming holiday of Shavuot, that he will not be blogging until some time on Monday.  It is possible, therefore, that my piece may get postponed to a slightly later date.}

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