Nothing to do with politics: Rabbis pull out of annual High Holiday call with Trump

Rabbis won’t call Trump for Jewish High Holidays because of his Charlottesville response
by Stav Ziv
August 23, 2017

[Some] Jewish religious leaders will not organize a conference call with President Donald Trump ahead of the High Holidays…in a break from recent tradition. “The High Holy Days are an opportunity for reflection and introspection. As the leaders of major denominations in American Jewish life, we have been deeply engaged in both, considering the events of the Jewish year that is ending, and preparing spiritually for the year to come,” reads a statement released Wednesday and signed by the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform), The Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative), the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. READ MORE

STATEMENT FROM RELIGIOUS ACTION CENTER “The president’s words have given succor to those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia,” it continues. “Responsibility for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, including the death of Heather Heyer, does not lie with many sides but with one side: the Nazis, alt-right and white supremacists [curiously ignoring the viciously anti-semitic Antifa or Black Lives Matter] who brought their hate to a peaceful community. READ MORE

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