Beware of Reform Rabbis
Yes, it is true. We are a dangerous lot. In fact, according to Glenn Beck, we are akin to Islamic radicals.
[The relevant quotes start around 3:03 and continue until 4:20]
And if you can’t stomach listening to this drivel, you can just read it:
PAT GRAY (co-host): And now remember, this is all fueled by an organization that Soros funds, that has a bunch of progressive rabbis that came out against Glenn and said —
BECK: OK, you have to — hang on just a second. When you talk about rabbis, understand that most — most people who are not Jewish don’t understand that there are the Orthodox rabbis, and then there are the reformed (sic) rabbis. Reformed (sic) rabbis are generally political in nature. It’s almost like Islam, radicalized Islam in a way, to where it is just — radicalized Islam is less about religion than it is about politics. When you look at the reform Judaism, it is more about politics. I’m not saying that they’re the same on —
GRAY: No, obviously not.
BECK: — and they’re going to take it at that, but — stand in line.
GRAY: “Glenn Beck says –”
BECK: It’s not about terror or anything else, it’s about politics, and so it becomes more about politics than it does about faith. Orthodox rabbis — that is about faith. There’s not a single orthodox rabbi on this list. This is all reformed rabbis (sic) that were — that made this list.
STU BURGURIERE (executive producer): Yeah, I don’t know that for a fact. I know that certainly this organization is a progressive political organization. And that’s fine.
BECK: Totally fine.
BURGURIERE: They, you know, just attack and it’s ridiculous.
Judaism instructs us to protect and care for the vulnerable in our society. It is a religious imperative. When we give tzedakah, clothe and feed those in need, we are behaving in a Jewish way. Furthermore, the Jewish Funds for Justice is not a political organization. It seeks to fulfill God’s Mandates; partnering with God to eradicate societal injustice.
Don’t confuse me with an Islamic radical. It’s mutually insulting. And it just makes you sound ridiculous.
One last thing: Mr. Beck, there is not a single “reformed” Rabbi on that list.