I often think about my heroes, especially in tough times, about the moral compass that guided them and the courage that sustained and fortified them. I have a long list. Many, though not all, were religious figures who challenged prevailing public sentiment and entrenched political power that were obstacles in the way of justice and human rights.
I have just published a blog at the Times of Israel that considers two kinds of politics as encapsulated in the title above. To read the blog go to https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/covenantal-politics-vs-the-politics-of-power/