Message From the Rabbi
I am sure that you have all been following the events that unfolded this week with remarks (via Twitter) made by a certain freshman member of Congress. The immediate backlash and subsequent apology led to even more discussion. We can argue from here until tomorrow whether there was or was not enough outcry against these anti-Semitic sentiments. We can argue from here until tomorrow whether the apology was "enough," or just lip service. The bottom line is that true colors were shown all around.
Baruch Hashem we live in a time and a place where our voices are heard and they mean something. When we encounter an anti- Israel bias, which is so often really an anti-Semitic bias, we have a responsibility to make our voices heard and our feelings known. Our lawmakers are paying attention. It is no secret that I am a supporter and fan of AIPAC. This week, AIPAC was cast into the spotlight, albeit for reasons none of us wants. However, as we say, let us not waste a good crisis.
In just a few weeks, thousands will gather in our nation's capital for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference. If you have not yet signed up, perhaps this is the time to do so. If you have ever thought of going, but never got around to it, this is the time to do so. If you want to show your support for the American-Israel relationship, this is the time to do so.
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I look forward to greeting you in Washington DC.