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Friday, July 19, 2019

Since Washington did away with polity and comity among Republicans and Democrats back in the 80s, divisiveness and acrimony have tainted every aspect of our lives. From the right and left, and the left and the right, religiously and politically, no one can agree to disagree anymore. The enmity and viciousness that accompany these opinions have led people to demand that people be fired from their jobs or worse—simply because they have a different point of view. The hatred we have for each other is visceral and nasty, and two weeks before Yom Tov, while we blow shofar every morning we need to remember: Know before whom you stand. It is time to pay attention to what we have been doing to each other and stop. Lip service during the Yomim Noraim is simply unacceptable. It’s time for a change.