Tetzaveh 5776: What Bernie Sanders Should Have Said In Response To Gwen Ifill’s Strange Question About “Thwarting History”
When Bernie Sanders was posed the question “Senator, do you worry about being the instrument of thwarting history, as Senator Clinton keeps claiming that she will be the first woman president?” he failed to mention the obvious, that he would make history by being the first Jewish president. What should Sander have said?
The recent Pew study confirmed what we already know; American Jews are losing their Jewish identity at an alarming rate. How do we maintain our Jewish identity in America?
After we die God and humanity will judge the story of our life. Let’s ensure we like the story we will leave behind now, while we still have the opportunity to write our own ending. Furthermore, how can we stop the story of American Jewry from ending in disaster and reverse the trend of the disappearance of the American Jew?
Rabbi Steven Saks
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