US rabbis speak out against rabbis’ letter

The storm surrounding the rabbis’ letter continues: It started with hundreds of rabbis signing a manifesto prohibiting Israeli Jews from renting out apartments to non-Jews which was soon followed by a counter letter signed by renowned haredi rabbis. Now it’s the turn of rabbis from across the Atlantic to send in their response.

Some 490 rabbis from throughout the US, orthodox, conservative and reform have signed a new petition which will be presented to the Israeli chief rabbis on Tuesday. The petition, organized by the New Israel Fund, says that “statements like these do great damage to our efforts to encourage people to love and support Israel.


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