To Friends and Family Considering Trump

This blog post was originally published by Coffee Shop Rabbi:

Image: The White House, photo by skeeze on

Normally I just go about my business teaching Basic Judaism but today I’d like to write specifically to readers who follow this blog and who may be considering voting for Donald Trump in November. Some of you are related to me by blood or marriage; some of you are old friends. Some of you may be my students.

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One World Trade Center

Image: Time Magazine

The new One World Trade Center, formerly the Freedom Tower was the subject of controversial debate before construction. Some wanted the grounds of the destroyed Twin Towers to remain in its state of destruction as a memorial; others wanted to build another tower, to show that we are strong. Both sides came to a compromise. The final agreement was to keep a little of both sites. They would maintain ground zero as a memorial to the lives lost, while two new World Trade Centers would be built around it.

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