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These are the words of the great rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

And it is these words, and this man, that have inspired rabbi Dennis Shulman (D) to challenge conservative extremist Scott Garrett (R) in NJ-5 this 2008.

Like his spiritual forefather, Shulman has concluded that he can no longer speak about God and remain silent on Iraq, as well as many of the other pressing and important issues of our times.

To learn more about Dr. Shulman, who is also a practicing psychologist, check out this recent New York Sun profile: Shulman Aims To Be First Blind Rabbi in Congress

Originally posted to Daniel Goldstein on Sat Nov 10, 2007 at 06:25 PM PST.

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  •  Tipped & Rec'd. Thanks for the Heschel quote. (2+ / 0-)
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    sc kitty, jlms qkw

    "The road to gas chambers starts when good people find excuses to justify torture and murder. Feinstein and Schumer are enablers."- Larry Johnson -8.25, -6.21

    by Jacques on Sat Nov 10, 2007 at 06:55:38 PM PST

  •  it is always nice to hear about (1+ / 0-)
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    sc kitty

    more & better democrats running for office!
    hooray for Dr. Shulman!  

    are you working on his campaign ?  

    •  Not officially... (1+ / 0-)
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      jlms qkw

      I'm simply trying to get the word out about Shulman. And even if I could get paid, I'd decline.

      I got to know and admire Shulman as a student in his classes and congregant at his services.  I was initially shocked when I learned about his decision to challenge Garrett. To me, Shulman is the anti-politician. I thought this man is way to honest and genuine to subject himself to this rather undignified process.

      But my shock quickly passed and I recognized that his choice to run for office is perfectly in line with his character. And if there is anyone that can dignify our political process, I'm convinced it is Dennis Shulman.

      I feel like Americans, specifically progressives, need to know about this man. He is extra-ordinary. And I truly believe, if elected, he could do great things.

      Thank you for your interest and encouragement. It is greatly appreciated.

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