Torah, prayer, and politics mix. Even in an elections season that has been characterized as bitter and nasty, void of civility or compassion, the Torah does not let us off the hook.
A Prayer for the Electorate allows us a moment in services to recognize that civic engagement can be religious engagement, that tzedek is often fulfilled through public policy.
Berosh hashanah yikatevun u've'yom tzom kippur yekhatemun. On Rosh Hashanah it is written, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed. Judaism believes in doors—or, in the metaphor of the High Holy Days, gates...