It’s getting hard to stick to my original declaration that I will not blog about politics. Because I keep reading this article, then that post, then this one. I will be checking the Drudge Report frequently over the next few days, as well as reading the posts of my favorite political bloggers.
I am going to leave as “food for thought” something a rabbi told my father, that he likes to use as a guideline:
Don’t worry about which politician will take care of Israel or the Jews. God will take care of that. Vote for the one with the best midos. Because the President sets a tone for the country. If the president is lying and thinks lying is OK, so will others.
Midos (or midot) = character traits, good or bad
Whether you are Jewish or not, whether you believe in God or not, you probably have a reaction to that statement. And many of you who are American voters have probably already made up your minds, so, thankfully, no need to have a discussion about that on my blog! There are plenty of bloggers who specialize in politics, and I don’t plan to become one. Feel free to comment on the photo. That’s more my comfort zone.
I hope by Wednesday I will be able to focus on how I did the layout for JPIX; also, I have a whole post in my head for Parshat Noach (the section of the Torah about the flood and the Tower of Babel and the beginning of the Abraham story). Maybe at some point it will show up on this blog.
Meanwhile, please read this sweet little story. Poor little post got lost among the others!