Monday, October 11, 2010

My First Rave Series - the State of Our Country

Ideas for a better United States of America

As many of us are, I am very concerned about the direction our country is taking, and where our so called leaders are pushing it. As many of us do, I have some ideas about our country, that if there were gutsy politicians out there to try them, would make this a better place for all of us.

I’m sure that there will be many, in every part of the political spectrum, who will disagree vehemently with my ideas, and that’s okay.  The purpose of this is to build dialogue, and hopefully enough of a buzz to eventually influence meaningful change in our country.

Even though I’m a rabbi, since I’m not on a pulpit, there are no First Amendment issues here by my raving on politics.  In fact, I feel it is my legitimate duty as a rabbi to say these things, since Tikkun Olam, Hebrew for Fixing the Damage in the World, is such an important value in Judaism.

My blog is just developing, and over the next unspecified period of time, this will be my rave.  I’ll add new ideas from my pot that I’m stirring up periodically, and invite lots of dialogue on them. However, I ask that if you comment, please respond to issues only. Personal attacks by posters fall under the category of L’shon HaRa, Hebrew for improper speech.  Such posts will be removed at my discretion and people who make such posts can, of course, be banned from commenting.

I’m looking forward to this process as it builds, and excited to see where it ends up.

All the best, Jaron

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