What Palin Did Friday Night
She celebrated the Jewish Sabbath.
9:27 AM, Aug 31, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Where was Sarah Palin last Friday night, before coming to Washington to speak at the Glenn Beck gathering Saturday?
She was a guest speaker at a Jewish "Shabbaton"—a Sabbath gathering for prayer, meals, songs, study and conversation—in Hershey, PA. Benyamin Korn's account of it in the New York Sun is a must read. Here are a few highlights:
So evangelical Christian Sarah Palin spent Friday night with (mostly) observant Jews, along with various Christians, including some Amish. Then on Saturday she spoke at a rally hosted by a Mormon who went out of his way in his remarks to refer to the important role of "churches, synagogues and mosques" in American life.
Early Monday morning, as it happened, I received an e-mail from (Catholic convert) Newt Gingrich from Rome, asking for contact information for a (Jewish) scholar whose book on certain (not very religious) enlightenment thinkers he was reading.
Welcome to today's intolerant, divisive, close-minded, and just plain scary American conservatism.
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