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A Capital Idea

A Capital Idea

© Rabbi Robert L. Wolkoff

An astounding amount of nonsense has been written about President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Some have downplayed the decision as a mere political ploy, to shore up evangelical support for Roy Moore, or to build up support among right-wing Jews. Others have denigrated the decision based on the assumption that Trump is too ignorant, or too malevolent, to do anything right. The punditsphere has portrayed President Trump as a bumbling idiot who gave away the store and got nothing in return; or as a loose cannon, who (once again) made an impulsive decision that no one can understand. Continue reading A Capital Idea