Sunday, November 20, 2005

Rabbi Eric Yoffie Rebuts Himself

According to the AP, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, has given a speech attacking conservatives of all faiths, calling them "zealots" and "bigoted," and then saying "there is no excuse for hateful rhetoric."

Rabbi Yoffie rebutted himself rather well, but Jeremiah Stoddard's two paragraphs are icing on the cake.

Rabbi Yoffie, anti-zealot, seemed rather zealous himself in this gun control speech about how the "indiscriminate distribution of guns is an offense against God and humanity."

Professor Marvin Schick has quite a takedown of Rabbi Yoffie in his blog.

On the other hand, Rabbi Yoffie apparently didn't think well of the Marc Rich pardon, and he spoke out when an official delegation of the Presbyterian Church USA met with Hezbollah. This may seem like damning with faint praise, but it is more than I have to offer Cindy Sheehan.

Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:24 AM

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