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Not Another “Rabbi for Obama”

posted on September 5, 2012

Tablet’s Yair Rosenberg writes about Rabbi David Wolpe, a leader in Conservative Judaism, who will deliver an invocation Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. While Wolpe says he is “honored to be chosen to offer a prayer,” he says his appearance isn’t an endorsement. “‘I don’t think that’s a rabbi’s job,’ he explained. ‘My approach is that being a rabbi doesn’t give me special political insight. So, I don’t like to preach to people about exactly the political positions they should take, as though Judaism vests me with this approach as opposed to that approach.’”

Read at Tablet