Rabbi to Joe Lieberman: “Do not stand idly by the blood of your neighbors”
Is this great or what? Thank you Rabbi Fish!
“The moral imperative for our time is clear. Anyone whose guide in public policy is conscience, anyone who argues that faith and religious traditions should direct our actions, such a person must stand for universal health care in America,” Fish concluded. “It happens we are all also citizens of Connecticut. That fact leads us to ask you Senator Lieberman, what is it that you stand for?
A fascinating question, indeed: what does Joe Lieberman stand for, other than himself? Or, as another Rabbi – a great one named Hillel, one of the most respected figures in Jewish history – famously asked, “If I am only for myself, what am I?