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Destroying the Idols of The 2016 Election©

Destroying the Idols of The 2016 Election© Post-Election 2016/577 Rabbi David Baum

It’s the end of the campaign, the election is over.  Roughly 50% of the country is upset, and roughly 50% of the country is exuberant.  As far as Jews, the numbers are not so even: in our state of Florida, according to a recent study, 68% of Jews voted for Hillary and 28% for Trump.  Nevertheless, as a rabbi, I have mainly stayed out of the presidential elections, and if you think I haven’t, you should hear from some of my colleagues who did talk about the election…a lot.  I’ve talked about broad issues – I’ve talked about themes, but I’ve been careful not to upset anyone or make them feel excluded.  But the election is over, and it’s time to time deal with the aftermath, and maybe it’s time to stop walking on egg shells, but it’s really not my personality.  Seriously, it’s not part of my personality, and I took the Meyers Briggs personality test which proved it.  In my personality test, it says that I…