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May 30, 2012 1:10 pm

Partisan Politics in Florida Synagogues?

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DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks to College Democrats. Photo: wiki commons.

Some Florida synagogues are under fire for the way they have been treating Republican members. Most recently, the president of Temple Israel in Miami refused to allow a Republican congregant to rebut remarks made by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).

Also in May, Republican congregants were removed from a speech by Ambassador Susan Rice at B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

“I see a trend here in South Florida where some synagogues of late are only presenting prominent speakers who represent partisan policy perspectives, and other points of view are silenced,” said Florida Rabbi Sam Intrada, a self-described lifelong Democrat. “This trend to keep out centrist, moderate, mainstream concerns about Israel and stifling discussion about them is very painful to me,” he added.

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  • A REAL American

    Democrats behaving like Stalinist thugs?? NO, never. I don’t believe it!!

    When are people going to learn that the Democrats are full of hot air just as much or more than anyone else on the planet? This political party is no more concerned with the well being of the Jewish community in Florida or Israel than the Stalin’s Bolsheviks were.

    And what exactly are the Democrats like Ms. Wasserman-Schultz so afraid of if they are true to their convictions? Why do they feel compelled to stifle debate and kick out people who don’t agree with them? Are we living in one party dominated USSR or in pluralistic America??

  • d

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