By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
I got a call from MSNBC on Friday asking me whether I was offended by Ted Cruz’s comments about New York values. I responded that I thought his comment was mostly tongue-in-cheek and was probably a swipe at The New York Times, which had attacked him that same morning. Indeed, I thought the exchange between Senator Cruz and Donald Trump on New York values last week was illuminating from both sides and brought out a unique eloquence in Trump as he spoke movingly about New Yorkers in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. It was the most entertaining moment of the debate.
What really surprised me, however, was when I later saw that Cruz was being accused of antisemitism for his comments about New York values, as if he were criticizing Jews.
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