I tried to make hay out of this last week and got nowhere. Why did Richard Joel, president of Yeshiva University, Bret Stephens, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist, and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, America’s rabbi and Samantha Power’s too, sit there grinning like fools and say nothing when Sheldon Adelson said that Obama should nuke Iran, not talk to Iran?
I believe it’s because Adelson gives a lot of money to people on the right.
Peter Beinart got a rise out of Shmuley Boteach on this one.
— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) October 30, 2013
— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) October 30, 2013
I haven’t seen Richard Joel or Bret Stephens explain their silence.