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When the rabbi talks politics from the pulpit


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/when_the_rabbi_talks_politics_from_the_pulpit_20080328

In 2006, Rabbi Nancy Myers of Westminster's Temple Beth David used her Rosh Hashanah sermon to address the horrors of the Abu Ghraib scandals. She was about to make a point about acting morally as Jews when a congregant walked down the sanctuary's aisle with his hands crossed in a time-out signal. Myers, new at the time to the Reform synagogue, thought the interruption was because someone had had a heart attack, so she stopped talking.

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