Elliot Dorff, an influential theology professor and bioethicist who heads the Conservative movement’s central body on Jewish law; Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus and Peter Knobel, former presidents of the Reform movement’s rabbinic organization; Jill Jacobs, head of the progressive activist group T’ruah; Sharon Brous of Ikar, a large congregation in Los Angeles; Burton Visotzky, a professor at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary; Lawrence Kushner, the author of more than 18 books on Judaism; Arthur Waskow, a well-known author and progressive activist; Sharon Kleinbaum, the longtime rabbi of the largest LGBT synagogue in North America; Nina Beth Cardin, an author and Jewish environmental activist; and Amy Eilberg, the first woman rabbi ordained by the Conservative movement.
How can the world "confront" Iran's "support for terror" while allowing it to build the nukes that will empower it to a degree that will make it impossible to live with?The rabbis praised the agreement, while simultaneously urging world powers to confront Iran’s “support for terror.”
Leftist Jews. Shite (or in this case Shiite?) for brains. 'Nuff said.
Update: The Grandiose Ayatollah's news outlet Press TV wastes no time in using the letter-signers as fodder for Khomeinist propaganda:
A majority of American Jews support the historic nuclear agreement with Iran despite fierce opposition from the Zionist lobby, says an American scholar.
Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Muslim Jewish Christian Alliance, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday when asked about a letter by 340 American rabbis to US lawmakers asking them to approve the July 14 accord between Iran and the P5+1 group.
"We encourage the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to endorse this agreement," the rabbis said in the letter distributed by Ameinu, a progressive charitable Jewish organization.
Barrett said the fact that “hundreds of rabbis tell us the exact opposite” of Israel’s stance on the nuclear agreement “shows that this is not a kind of unanimous movement by American Jews to try to destroy this breakthrough agreement with Iran.”And here's my favourite part of the piece:
“Rather, it is the extremist Likudnik neoconservatives associated with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu and the other folks who launched the phony war on terror with their series of false-flag attacks including the 9/11 and the others,” he added.
"The vast majority of the American Jews are in fact supporters of President Obama and the polls show that this impression that AIPAC and the organized Jewish lobby represent American Jews on this Iran agreement is erroneous,” Barrett noted."Erroneous" should be kooky troofer Kevin Barrett's middle name.
Update: How odd that Press TV should fail to include the Muslim Jewish Christian Alliance's full and proper name, which is the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth.
Update: Dennis Prager refutes 20 pro-nuke deal arguments.