Rahm Emanuel’s Advice To Conservatives?

November 8, 2008

So he was actually talking at a wedding, not trying to apply Ezra Pound to politics, but to continue with the theme of making it new, I present Obama’s Chief of Staff:

“Jews do not just blindly observe their traditions only to keep them going,” he told the gathering. “We relive them and breathe new life into old traditions. Reinventing and rethinking the meaning of our traditions is as old as the traditions themselves.”

And it’s important to note that he’s a Modern Orthodox Jew — he’s not dropping traditions he doesn’t like; he’s applying them to the world in which he lives.

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