Read More: Bill Pascrell, New Jersey Ninth Congressional District, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, New Jersey, West Point, Steve Rothman, New York News
Rothman's decision to put merit before political consideration showed character and integrity and I salute it. It also demonstrated a willingness to populate our officer corps with deserving men and women, whatever the political consequences.
Why would a Rabbi run for Congress? Because the problems we're seeing in our great nation are not caused by an economic downturn but by a values erosion, and I intend to be the values-voice that Congress so desperately needs.