Passover Explains Why So Many Jews Are Liberal While Judaism is Conservative
© Rabbi Daniel Lapin
As a visible, politically conservative rabbi, whose conservatism flows inevitably and directly from his Judaism, I endure a never-ending barrage of attacks. I don’t much mind them as they remind me of my mission—standing astride America’s secular path to decline, decadence, and depravity, but I do feel sorry for the pain these assaults cause my family. Especially so since most of these attacks come from other Jews; indignant Jews outraged by a rabbi who does not subscribe to the principles of liberalism.
As a Jew, I must reject liberalism because the values of the two belief systems, Judaism and liberalism, are quite incompatible.