BNP: The one who must be named

By Rabbi Aaron Gol...
October 27, 2009

This Shabbat, my nostrils are still full of the stench of the one who, in the words of J.K. Rowling and incidentally following many ancient traditions, ‘shall not be named!’ Like Noah, I am assaulted by the rancid attempt to corrupt society that directly confronted us on Thursday night. The Lord Voldemort of contemporary British society. Unlike Noah, we cannot hide ourselves away in an Ark to let flood waters cleanse our land. Rather, we are urged along with all humanity that professes to the simple decency of the Noahide Laws, to purge society of the ills that create the possibility for a poisonous snake to wriggle into cracks in the ground that can morph into rift valleys of festering sores.

Whilst it is not my place to tell you who to vote for, it is my place to urge us to join with the challenge to rid us of this malodorous flaw. By the time we read Noah again from our Torah, we will have had a General Election. As citizens it is our duty to use our vote but what of us as Liberal Jews?



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