G-d Does Not Belong in Your Election Commentary

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The morning after Roy Moore was defeated by Doug Jones in the Alabama special senatorial election, Rabbi David Evan Markus heard the commentary from both left and right and was disturbed. He explains his angst in an article published in The Forward called God does Not Belong in Your Election Commentary.

Rabbi Markus’ article builds a case around a single statement

God is in democracy, not the Democrat; God is in the republic, not the Republican.

The imagery of this statement, that it points to the ever-widening chasm between left and right, that both sides claim that they have the high ground, compelled me to pick up my iPad and Apple Pencil and visually tell Rabbi Markus’ story.