Friday, October 14, 2005


Good morn to one and all.

So I went to the LATimes site to see if the abuse revelations were extending into a third day (they weren't), but this popped up
Taking a break from fundraising in Hollywood, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday dropped in on services for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, at a Beverly Hills synagogue and spoke about a subject close to her heart: forgiveness.

"I've had quite a bit of opportunity to think about forgiveness," the former first lady told about 2,000 people at Temple of the Arts on Wilshire Boulevard. "Forgiveness is not a luxury. It's a responsibility. Forgiveness may not take away our pain, but the act of offering it will keep us from being sucked into the downward spiral of resentment."

But the New York Democrat, who spoke without notes, also said learning "the lessons of forgiveness" is hard.

"It takes years, if at all, for them to become rooted in our own souls and hearts in a way that opens our minds and our souls to the real profound meaning and opportunity that forgiveness offers," she said.

Now this is just fascinating in the most bizarro way -- Hillary Clinton, a Methodist, taking the pulpit at Temple services on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. That's like.... um.... Something.

Could the 2008 Democratic front-runner be leading the Exultet next spring at an Easter Vigil near you? Ya never know; it seems she's doing the pan-ecumenical tour.



Blogger the Savage said...

Yes, but Hillary's grandmother's second husband was a Russian-born Jew named Max Rosenberg, as she discovered around the time she declared for the Senate in New York:

14/10/05 14:11  

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