Higher West Facet synagogue refuses to lease area to native Republicans


An Higher West Facet synagogue has given the boot to a neighborhood Republican membership after it scheduled a night with Dick Morris, a former Invoice Clinton advisor who has extra lately develop into a Trumpy political commentator.

The Society for the Development of Judaism — a reconstructionist temple whose motto boasts “Judaism that Stands for All — mentioned Morris’ assist for former President Trump’s false declare of election theft have been an excessive amount of for his or her sanctuary to bear.

“The local weather in our nation has modified for the reason that 2020 election and January 6.  We can’t abide by any speaker in our sacred area whose phrases amplify and broadcast the anti-democratic concepts of the … insurrectionists, or who condone or incite violence in opposition to our elected representatives,” mentioned board chair Janet Mind and Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann in an announcement.

The synagogue booted a neighborhood Republican membership after it scheduled a night with Dick Morris, above.
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The synagogue had previously hosted Republican club events since Nov. 2018.
The synagogue had beforehand hosted Republican membership occasions since Nov. 2018.
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Morris was scheduled to handle the membership in October and promote his new e book, “The Return: Trump’s Massive 2024 Comeback.” Morris’ discuss was scheduled to be broadcast on C-Span.

“It’s actually a bit of ridiculous. We have now been renting area there since November 2018 and it’s been an excellent relationship,” mentioned Marcia Drezon-Tepler, president of the West Facet Republican Membership. “I’m unhappy as a result of we’ve at all times had two events that disagreed with out hatred. We quantity many Democrats who admire our openness.”

Morris added that it was “wonderful how far liberals will go to keep away from listening to the reality.”

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