American Jews Line Up Against the Trump Ban

With not much to smile about since Inauguration Day, it has been heartening to see the nearly undivided reaction of the American Jewish community to Donald Trump’s January 27 Executive Order (EO) on immigration and refugee admission – widely considered to constitute a Muslim ban. With one or two glaring exceptions — to which I’ll return shortly — Jewish Americans across the denominational and organizational spectra have summoned their historical memories, proudly honored their ethical heritage, and rejected both the hardheartedness and the lack of political wisdom in the Trump regime’s diktat.