November 4, 2004

by Reb Yudel
All special interest, no apologies

A key quote from this week's The Jewish Week post-election coverage:
"Because of my religious background and my faith, if I had a choice between a candidate who was bad for doctors and bad for high-income earners but good for Israel, there would be no choice," said Mandell Ganchrow, a physician and former president of the Orthodox Union. "I'd be willing to put aside my personal agenda to support the candidate who's good on Israel.

"Unfortunately, the role of Israel in the life of the secular Jewish community is not nearly as important," he said. "That's a big difference in our community."

So impressive. With the security of Israel at stake, Mendy puts aside his natural inclination to vote the interest of rich doctors. What a moral leader.

I've got news for you, Mendy: Those Democratic Jews you disparage -- they vote against their financial self-interest because they think it's the proper, moral and Divinely-mandated thing to do. TrackBack

Comments
#1

I'd just like to say: AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

I am so tired of this.

Posted by: elf at November 4, 2004 10:07 PM
#2

Actually there is nothing "Divinely mandated" about liberal "social justice" - ie. income redistribution through taxation. Private voluntary is Divinely mandated. Public charity, ie. voting for other people to fulfill your charitable obligations is a much lower form of charity and NOWHERE mandated in the Torah or the Talmud. Nice try though. Shalom.

Posted by: Todd at January 4, 2005 5:09 PM
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