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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:00 am

Editor:

The Arizona Republic published a lengthy, respectful and well-thought-out open letter to Gov. Doug Ducey taking him to task on his request to stop refugee relocations. It was signed by 82 local faith leaders. Sadly, of those signatories there were only five Jews. Four were rabbis, and one was a lay leader of a secular organization. I applaud their participation in this appeal to the governor. However, it is very sad and disappointing that our local Jewish community was not better represented. It would have been nice to see more rabbis among the non-Jewish clergy. It would have been great to see Jewish communal organizations advocating and giving voice to this extremely important issue. If Jews hope to attract the support of leaders in other faith communities when there are issues that affect us, then it only makes sense that our community joins with other faith leaders on important matters of human rights. Where is the Jewish communal voice in the Greater Phoenix area and why is it silent so often?

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2 comments:

  • mosheshipkin posted at 5:59 pm on Thu, Dec 3, 2015.

    mosheshipkin Posts: 1

    Here's a comment from someone in the Phoenix Jewish community. How about Saudi Arabia , with its vast expanse of land, and monetary resources, taking in their Sunni brethren. Or , how about if a safe zone were to be created in Syria for this refugees , so when the fighting is over they would able to return to their homeland. But, it sees that Mr. Obama wanted to accept the Syrians without proper vetting. Let's be honest, there will be terrorist among the Syrians coming here. Mr. Obama's responsibility is to protect this country, and it is not to be done at the expense of our safety.

     
  • CGoldberg posted at 1:19 pm on Fri, Nov 27, 2015.

    CGoldberg Posts: 47

    Only five? That is really five too many. Don't forget that we are dealing overwhelmingly with Moslem refugees who bring with them all of their virulently anti-Semitic Islamic baggage. The Moslem god, Allah, in the Koran, and the Moslem prophet, Muhammad, in his sacred sayings, command Moslems to make war on the Jews and either subjugate them to Islam law or to kill them. All Jews need to be aware of this. There is no commandment in the Torah to aid and comfort strangers who want to kill us. If we are not for ourselves, who will be for us?

     

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