Leaders to the Right, Followers to the Left

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2007

The Union for Reform Judaism became the first national Jewish organization to take a firm position on the Iraq War when it voted overwhelmingly to oppose the surge of new troops, and it called on the president to announce a specific timetable for the withdrawal of troops. What's astonishing, is that the URJ is the only major national Jewish organization to have spoken out so decisively on this misbegotten war when 77% of American Jews oppose it. Too many ''leaders'' are seeking to hide from the headache of taking a stand. What of the war that is being waged today? Silence - a feckless evasion of responsibility.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Diaspora Relations, Diplomacy, Israel-Diaspora Relations, International Relations, War, Jewish Organizations, Public Opinion

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Iraq , United States

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Fein, Leonard. Leaders to the Right, Followers to the Left. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15228


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