Before I tell you about a big yellow full moon hanging low in the sky on a balmy summer evening, I have to tell you about a letter I recently received.
Dear Rabbi Lapin,
I have followed you and taken your advice on my marriage and my business for seven years now. I owe you a debt of gratitude because many things you advised went against my instincts but I followed them anyway with great results. My wife and my relationship has been thriving and business has been prospering. But I am now disconnecting from you and will no longer be reading your material or listening to your podcast. The reason is because I just discovered that you voted for President Trump. I want nothing to do with anyone who thinks that man is a good president. You should know better as a rabbi.
[name withheld for privacy]
I wrote back to him, probably in much the same style you would have if you were in my shoes.
Of course, I have heard of close family members who no longer talk to one another on account of disagreement about our president. I have watched the Democrats, from my perspective, behave embarrassingly in their frantic and furious attempts to undo the results of the 2016 presidential election. And I understand that many Americans have precisely the opposite perspective. I suspect I will even lose readers over this Thought Tool.