Reform rabbis against boycott law

Source: ynetnews.com

Dozens of members of Council of Progressive Rabbis sign ‘manifesto’ calling controversial bill adopted by Knesset ‘a dangerous move unlike any other, which repeatedly erodes Israel’s Jewish character’

Dozens of Reform rabbis have signed a “manifesto” against the boycott bill adopted by the Knesset this week and are calling on the wide public and religious leaders to act against it.

The law "erodes the Jewish character and democratic quality of Israel."

In the letter, members of the Israeli Council of Progressive Rabbis strongly criticize the controversial law, ruling that “it’s a mitzvah to protest against it and fight it until it disappears.”

The 85 men and women state that they are committed towards God and man to justice and integrity, to the love of the Jewish people and to maintaining the image of character of its state. Therefore, they are rising up against the law, which they define as “a dangerous step unlike any other on a slippery slope, which repeatedly erodes the Jewish character and democratic quality of Israel.”

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Categories: Asia, Israel, Middle East

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