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Friday, April 29, 2011

Dissident Reform Jews protest Jacobs selection

You will recall that the reform movement selected rabbi Rick Jacobs as the President of the Union for Reform Judaism. Jacobs is a board member of the New Israel Fund, a member of J Street's 'rabbinic cabinet,' and has participated in demonstrations in Israel against Jewish residents of Jerusalem. He favors BDS - but 'only against the settlements.'

A group of sane Reform Jews has placed a full-page ad in many Jewish newspapers this week. I have embedded it below (Hat Tip: Dan F).

Reform Ad

I urge you to support the people who placed the ad.

That's a second voice of sanity from Jacobs' constituents. Here's the first one.

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5 Comments:

At 1:54 PM, Blogger sarah leah said...

BS"D I in no way approve of so-called Reform Judaism or recognize it as such...but I do recognize and applaud Jews who refuse to work against other Jews and against our ancient Homeland. Good Shabbos to all.

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Wow. Good for these folks! When he was named last month, I went looking and found these links:

Announcement:
http://urj.org/about/union/pr/2011/?syspage=article&item_id=62320

Bio:
http://urj.org/about/union/pr/2011/?syspage=article&item_id=62320

I had read somewhere that he was in some prominent position in J-Street. But I can't find any mention of it in these links. Am I missing it? And, if not, what's up with not giving full info to the members?

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Sunlight,

He's a member of J Street's 'rabbinic council.'

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Carl - I know!!! I've read that before! So why does URJ not have it in his bio on the URJ member site? /rhetorical (It's like how they joined the lawsuit against the Boy Scouts, without asking the membership (who pays), and placed a news release, which appeared with no notice to members, not to mention voting on whether to even get involved with doing something like that, sliming the Boy Scouts and telling members to quit Boy Scouts with a loud explanation of why. Ugh to the whole political advocacy agency the URJ home office has become... it wasn't like that 20 years ago.

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Can't anti-Israel rabbis and others be excommunicated, or something! for their treachery? I am so sick of these filthy creatures; they are a blot on our history and a threat to our future.

 

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