Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kiddush HaShem - Chilul HaShem

Kiddush HaShem:

As I've said here before, the President of the United States is one of the most powerful people in the world. There is no one closer to the President than his Chief of Staff. It has been said the the man (or woman) who holds this position has more access to the President than the President's own wife.

No one gets to see the President without first going through this man. I therefore take pride in saying that Jacob Lew, an Orthodox Jew, has been appointed by President Obama as his new Chief of Staff. Why is this a Kiddush HaShem? Because he has risen to a high place of honor thus reflecting postively upon his values. What are those values? As an Orthodox Jew they are the values of the Torah. And that in my view is a Kiddush HaShem. Congratulations Mr. Lew.

Chilul HaShem:
Needs no explanation