Opposing Beck isn’t Jewish


To the Editor:

What exactly is "Jewish" about the negative response to Glenn Beck? I understand why liberals/progressives are so opposed to what Beck stands for, but what in Jewish tradition calls forth such a negative response to someone who is clearly an ohev Yisrael, a lover of Israel.

I learned a long time ago in rabbinical school that Judaism is much too nuanced to be identified with any specific school of politics. It’s a shame that so many have come to equate it with the politics of the left.

Rabbi Cary Kozberg
Columbus, Ohio

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