Jewish American rabbis join gun control call - December 12, 2012 - Top figures from the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements in the United States joined an interfaith call for greater gun controls in the wake of last week's school massacre in Connecticut.
Rabbi David Saperstein, who directs the Reform movement's Religious Action Center, and Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, who directs the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly, appeared at a press conference Friday outside the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. along with mainline Protestant, Evangelical, Roman Catholic and Muslim leaders.
Also appearing at the press conference was Nathan Diament, who directs the Orthodox Union's Washington office.
"We must come together as people of faith, representing the range of religious traditions throughout our country, in a collective call to action to end this crisis, Saperstein said in a release ahead of the press conference. The time to end senseless gun violence is now, and as religious leaders, the responsibility to provide moral leadership is ours.
At the press conference, Saperstein said, "Our worship of guns is a form of idolatry."
Gun control worked out really well for the Jews in Germany didn’t it. These modern Judenrat are pushing for a repeat.
Is that like Black leaders?
What type of gun restrictions are there in Israel? Maybe they need to be more strict? We’ll see if these leaders like that.
If I live to be a hundred and fifty, I will NEVER understand the whole Jewish American attitude toward firearms when considered in the light of World War II, and all the many and various acts of oppression directed at Jews over the centuries.
Can you explain the common good or moral responsibility for the massacre in Newtown, dimwit?
Rabbi hasn't been to Israel lately. Teachers carry rifles over their shoulders when taking the kiddies on a field trip. I have never heard of a mass shooting in Israeli schools. In fact, I don't know if I have ever heard of a "mass" shooting in Israel. I expect that a criminal intent on killing many people with a firearm doesn't get too many rounds off before the return fire starts to air out is innards.
The shortage of guns in these incidents was a good thing?
Obviously the good Rabbi just needs a hot shower and a delousing.
There are a lot of rabbis in the USA and a lot of Jewish groups from Orthodox, strong Republican, anti-big government/big brother to the extreme left like J-Street. The MSM publicizes the views of those that please their readers and support their own agenda.
Of of this group, Nathan Diament, was a schoolmate of Obama, has close ties to him, and runs interference for him to Jewish groups. Maybe there is some payback to the Jewish community in Washington as he claims - maybe something more nefarious.
Talk about not learning from history...
I am going to try to remain a classy conservative female here on FR...the “Jewish Leaders” can SUCK IT!!!!!!!!!!
These people simply are incapable of understanding love ~ everyone but them wants a security force protecting the schools.
Calm down, he'd never think of gun confiscation. Pinkie square.
That attitude from the Jewish Rabbis is why 6 million died. They need to go back home to Israel and see how those children are protected every day by guns in schools.
These people are literally insane. I know some of us often quip that liberalism is a mental illness, but that is no longer a quip.
It is REALITY.
If you would have had them when Hitler was around...
All the demented deviates, nutcases, sicko's, and the twisted violent lumberheads agree with the Rabbi.
What a load of Hooey.
Da Juice would not even have an effective biomass as a human sub species if it were not for Zionists who bear arms
in defence of their people, they would have bene wiped out by Nazis and Muslims.
Stupid U.S. Jewish Leaders?
Here is Israel’s solution to school shootings: