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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Video: 60 Minutes' Leslie Stahl pounds Eric Cantor for being Jewish and not Liberal

In case any of you missed it, the Torah does not command that you be politically liberal. It does not favor abortion on demand, it does not favor Communism or Socialism. The Torah commands that you give charity, but to whom you give it is your prerogative, and in many instances how much you give is voluntary.

But Leslie Stahl of 60 Minutes has no clue what the Torah says. And Eric Cantor, who does have a clue, let her off the hook.

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Sunlight via Atlas Shrugs). I actually added a fuller interview to the excerpt that Pamela posted.

By the way, Judaism might want the community to take care of those in need - but that's the community and not the government. There's a difference.

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At 2:13 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Well, Rep. Cantor spoke at the "URJ Biennial" that was held in the D.C. area last month. He was intended to be the fig leaf for the Obama/WassermanShultz, etc. keynoters. Apparently, a minute number (40 of 5,000 attendees) of the "open minded" liberal URJ even showed up at a session meaning to address conservatism in URJ. That small number is where JTA got the title of their article linked here, but the foul double entendre reminds me of why I stopped reading JTA several years ago.

Can Reform Jews be politically conservative? Yes, say the ‘1 percent’



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