Faith in Action

September 14, 2013 12:01 AM

Holiday greeting from Iranian president is welcome, but action is needed

I receive many greeting cards from family and friends at Rosh Hashanah time. I enjoy them all, especially the ones that come to me from the president of the United States â€" each successive president sends one out at the Jewish New Year and at Passover. It is a wonderful gesture because it helps religious minorities in America feel valued and respected in this great nation. Yet, I have to confess â€" since today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year when Jewish people atone for their transgressions before God â€" there was one greeting last week that threw me for a loop and is testing my conscience.

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About Rabbi Brad Bloom

Rabbi Brad Bloom


Rabbi Brad Bloom serves Congregation Beth Yam. He attended the University of Wisconsin and lives on Hilton Head Island.

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