Tisha B’Av: Mourning Jerusalem, Fearing Trump by Rabbi Jason Rubenstein

My fear at Trump’s ascendance is not the product of my generally progressive politics. It is my normally dormant conservative sensibilities that are most active now — my elemental fear at what I, my family, and my community stand to lose if Trump is given the power to fulfill his threats. In one of life’s great ironies, I first came to recognize just those sensibilities through Newt Gingrich’s moving contribution to NPR’s This I Believe a decade ago.

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