In a sense I am very happy that we're being spared the circus of candidates, promises and lies. The American Presidential race should not be about Israel. The United States is a country with enough of its own problems, especially economics and security. The United States desperately needs a President who can solve those problems and give a better future for Americans than the forecast shows now.
And Israel's problems won't and can't be solved by the USA!
This week's Parshat Shavua, Torah Portion of the Week is "Vayigash..." "And he (Judah) approached..." In Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' recent book, "Lessons in Leadership," he describes Judah as a surprise/unlikely leader, who had been written off after being at fault for Joseph's being sold and lost to the family. But in Judaism there is always the opportunity to repent, as Judah showed, and his repentance made him a strong effective leader. Today, the State of Israel, the Jewish People are waiting and praying for a new "Judah" to lead us. He (or she) will bravely approach all foreigners fearlessly. Gd willing it will be soon, speedily in our days....