Tonight was incredible! Rabbi Pesach Lerner is in Omaha on business and he ravened maariv at Beth Israel tonight.
I had asked him in advance if he would speak about the Jonathan Pollard case.
It was incredible. He spoke about the facts of the Jonathan Pollard case.
Rabbi Lerner is very clear, Jonathan Pollard committed a crime. The point that Rabbi Lerner makes, and is finally joined by many prominent Jewish leaders and American politicians, is that Pollard paid his debt to society and it is now time to let him go.
Rabbi Lerner has been advocating for Pollard for 20 years and he has spoken hundreds, if not thousands of times on this topic. His presentation is fascinating and Rabbi Lerner's passion for the cause is infectious. He recommended that for more information we go to www.jonathanpollard.org
Rabbi Lerner is going to be back at Beth Israel tomorrow night at 6:15 pm. I asked him if he would talk tomorrow about the women of the wall situation in Israel. He is somewhat involved with a group called Women for the wall that was established to get out an opposing view point to women of the wall.
Rabbi Lerner has a very interesting perspective to contribute to the issue.
The Reform Synagogue recently had Anat Hoffman of Women of the Wall scheduled to be here. She was snowed out, but I was hoping to have an opportunity to hear her in person as I always go to hear challenging speakers, especially speakers who are public personalities.
Tomorrow is an opportunity for Omaha Jews to have their ideas challenged. I really hope that the word gets out in Omaha about this rare opportunity for us to hear words that we may not agree with from a public personality. That is what Torah is all about.
So be there tomorrow Tuesday, February 11 at 6:15pm!
You will not want to miss it!!!