Join us for new year’s in the Twilight Lounge, where the discussion, as it often does, centers around “what it means” to be a Jew and a person of faith. Is Rosen a “bad Jew” because he eats matzoball soup on erev Rosh Hashanah? Does Goldbrener’s atheism make him ineligible to be a “good Jew?” What does it mean to be a cynic? A nihilist? A sad little emo boy? These issues remain unresolved into the break, after which the boys tackle the question:
Are rabbis who endorse political candidates good for the Jews?
It’s a fine line, for certain, and one very much on our minds as the presidential election looms. Should temple be a place of refuge from the onslaught of political opinions, or do our spiritual leaders have a responsibility to share with us their political bents at the risk of incurring the wrath of the Internal Revenue Service?