“When you talk about rabbis, understand that most people who are not Jewish don’t understand that there are the Orthodox rabbis and then there are the Reformed rabbis. Reformed rabbis are generally political in nature. It’s almost like Islam – radicalized Islam – in a way to where radicalized Islam is less about religion than it is about politics.” [...] There is not a single Orthodox rabbi on this list.
What is ironic is that Glenn Beck who uses religion on a DAILY basis is actually blasting others for being politicized. That’s the pot calling the kettle black.
This in interesting piece. I wonder if given the right courses of flow – would Reform Judaism (or Judaism as a whole) stand against evangelical Christianity in the political arena in the U.S.? I note this here because they attack Honaker based, in part, on his notion that this is a Christian nation.
Saperstein and Gutmann: Mr. Honaker’s record leaves us with serious doubts as to his ability to safeguard religious liberty and reproductive rights… With the stakes so high – a lifetime appointment to the federal bench – we feel compelled to oppose a judge who would endanger our core freedoms.
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Washington, March 27, 2008 – In response to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Richard Honaker to the District Court of Wyoming, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Dr. Cheryl Gutmann, Chair of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, sent the following letter to the full Senate, urging opposition to the Honaker nomination.