SANDY — When Laura Green finds herself home alone, she watches Fox News.
When Larry, her husband, is home by himself, he turns on MSNBC.
When they are home together? They watch the Discovery Channel.
It’s one way that Laura and Larry Green, who live in Sandy, Utah, successfully bridge their political views that Laura describes as “180 degrees apart.”
They are not the only Jewish family faced with the challenge of finding common ground despite political divides — a task that may have proved especially trying during the faith’s High Holidays that began this year on Sept. 9 when Jewish families gathered around festive dinner tables for the celebration of Rosh Hashana, or Jewish New Year.
Rosh Hashana is a holiday of renewal and rebirth, the hope for a sweet new year symbolized by the tradition of eating apples dipped in honey. During the holiday, Jews greet one another by saying “Shana tova umetuka,” or “have a good and sweet year.”
Nevertheless, since the 2016 election, some Jewish families divided over the election of President Donald Trump have left their holiday dinners with a sour taste in their mouth, unable to relate to or understand the political views of their family members.
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