Elizabeth Brown | October 13, 2005
Peter J. Rubinstein | October 4, 2005
The contentious issue of whether a rabbi should speak of political matters from the pulpit is a consequential debate in the liberal Jewish community. It is against American law for clergy to endorse a candidate from the pulpit. But the more controversial and significant issue is whether a rabbi should ever speak of matters that by virtue of their contemporary import are being widely addressed in the public forum, debated on the editorial pages of newspapers and in legislative bodies, state houses and across political lines.
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