This week David Wolpe, senior rabbi of Sinai Temple, delivered one of the invocations at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Even for someone used to and deserving of such honors, this is a big deal.
Jewish voters and organizations are often among the first to object when Republicans and Christian conservatives attempt to inject religion into politics. But this year the Democrats are jumping into the religion game -- and looking to rabbis for help.
This invocation was delivered by Rabbi Bradley S. Artson, the new executive vice president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, at the Los Angeles City Council on August 4.