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Eric Yoffie

Jewish Leaders Who Attack the Most Devoted Jewish Communal Activists

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Rabbi Eric Yoffie is one of those courageous souls, prepared to throw stones while living in a glass house. Not content to c...

The Failure of Liberal Theological Imagination

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 04.05.2013 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

Religious traditions change radically across time and space. Let Orthodox theology worship the idol of godly and cultural immutability. Modernist theology demands a more sophisticated engagement.

Let Secular Jews Be Secular Jews

Leonard Fein | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Leonard Fein

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, sketches a caricature of a straw man -- the secular or cultural Jew -- and then sets out to demolish it. We object both to the sketch and to the demolition.

Jaweed Kaleem

Ahead Of 9/11, Nation's Biggest Religious Figures Call For Peace

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion

Anticipating heightened tension as the nation approaches the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, a broad coalition of religious leaders representing dozens...

Reform Judaism's New Leader Faces Challenging Times

Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion

By A. James Rudin Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) The heady days of American congregational expansion are over. The nation's largest Jewish ...

"Don't Let the Light Go Out" - From Bergen-Belsen to the White House

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

In the White House this week, Jewish leaders of all stripes and denominations seemed to let go of their differences, if only for a few hours, and revel in the freedom and dignity of America.

Avigdor Lieberman's Makeover Won't Work

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Should Israel choose the Lieberman path, limiting the democratic rights of its Arab citizens, it will run directly counter to profound American Jewish values.