Many will be celebrating the news that President Trump tested positive for COVID. But that is neither the Jewish way nor the American ideal.
“Rejoice not when your enemy falters, and let not your heart be glad when they stumble.” (Proverbs 24:17)
“When they go low, you go high.” (Michelle Obama)
I do not support President Trump’s feckless response to the pandemic nor his insidious incitement of hate. But neither do I rejoice at his suffering.
Let us instead use this news to help propel us toward solutions to our country’s ills. Let our vote this election be our response.