Religion and Politics – November Elections

  • Leaders of Orthodox Judaism in America have supported President Trump in the November elections
  • Rabbi Jonathon Saks former chief Rabbi of Britain is against Jews to get involved in election politics
  • President Trump has helped Jews in Israel and America to be worthy of the Jewish vote

Elections in America are approaching in November. Both sides Republican and Democrat are campaigning for votes. President Trump is encouraging people to vote for him on the basis of his achievements in his four year term. Biden is pointing out the failures of the previous Trump administration and the democratic way of improving America. 

Rabbi Jonathon Saks is against Jews to publicly support one candidate

President Trump has tried during his term in office and especially before the elections to encourage Americans who care about religion to support him. President Trump appealed the Johnson Amendment to give the clergy the rights to speak out for the candidates of their choice.

His Republican conservative approach toward MAGA which includes bringing the nation closer to religious ethics and values without stepping on the first amendment separation of church and state.

Biden is neutral on these issues even a little liberal compared to Trump. Trump believes religion is important in life while Biden does not need religion to be a good American.  Trump has made achievements in the Middle East. He has taken a strong stand against Iran and has moved the embassy over to Jerusalem. The latest treaty between Israel and UAE is to the credit of President Trump.

Despite all the good Trump has done for Jews in America and Israel, Rabbi Jonathon Saks a world spokesman for Judaism after having been the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain from 1991 – 2013 has advised the leaders of Judaism in America not to support Trump or Biden but to remain neutral.  He is devoted to integration of Judaism with other faiths as well as mending Judaism with an antagonistic world working against Anti-Semitism.

Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetsky a leader of the American Jewish Orthodox community has publicly supported Trump

The leading Orthodox Rabbis in America have already shown their support for President Trump. He says US Jewry is making a mistake that Judaism and politics in America, Great Britain and other nations should remain separate. He claims the consequence of blurring the line between Judaism and politics in nations in the diaspora can be significant.

You mix religion and politics, you get terrible politics and even worse religion. The religious segment of Jews living in Israel are represented in the Knesset because Israel is a Jewish nation. Jews in a foreign nation as a minority should be careful about getting involved in politics. Every American Jew has a vote. He has free choice. For Jews to publically be aligned with one candidate can become dirty and lead to anti-Semitism.

Rabbi Jonathon Saks has written books on subjects of theology and history.  He combines his knowledge of Judaism and bible with psychology to attempt to bridge the gaps between religions.  He speaks strictly from Talmudic knowledge relating the history of the Jewish people with the development of religion amongst all the families and nations of the world.

Religions have a history of conflicts between them and within each religion. In a lecture called the Battle of the Book at the National Library of Israel Rabbi Saks lectures on the topic called the Battle of the Book. He brings a deep understanding of the reasons for conflicts between religions and speaks to the world on Jewish concerns, religious concerns, and moral concerns.

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David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.
http://www.worldunitypeace.org

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