Contributor Archives: Rabbi Eric Yoffie

Genocide: Take A Side

By Rabbis Eric Yoffie and David Saperstein A recent split in the American Jewish community found the Anti-Defamation League under pressure from fellow Jews as well as the Armenian-American community over its reticence to use of the term “genocide” to describe the violence against the Armenians in 1915-17. We praise the ADL’s decision this week to join the global consensus in using the term genocide. But we are disappointed that the ADL affirmed its opposition to a congressional …

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Saving the JNF from itself

By Rabbi Eric Yoffie Rabbi Eric Yoffie The Knesset proposal to legalize the Jewish National Fund’s discriminatory policy of leasing land only to Jews contradicts Israel’s most fundamental values and will undermine her position throughout the world, Rabbi Eric Yoffie writes. Published: 08/07/2007 NEW YORK (JTA) — Imagine the following scenario: Italy’s Parliament passes a law that restricts the sale of public lands to Christians. Government officials rush to justify the …

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