Rabbi Jacobs Releases Statement on Gaza Bombings



This past weekend, hundreds of rockets were fired by terrorist groups from Gaza Strip into Be’er Sheva, Tel Aviv and Ashdod.

In response to the barrage of violence, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President-elect of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

“We unequivocally condemn the launching of rockets into Israel by terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. We are deeply saddened by the physical and emotional injuries sustained by those who have been terrorized and wounded by the attacks. We pray for strength for all those affected and their families. Beyond the tragic human toll taken by the attacks, this violation on a sovereign country’s borders and the continued rejection of Israel’s right to exist by its neighbor is outrageous.

“We call on all who oppose violence, no matter where they live, to join in our condemnation of these attacks and make it clear that rockets from Gaza are not the path to peace.”

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Katharine Nasielski

About Katharine Nasielski

Katharine Burd Nasielski is the Communications Associate at the RAC and was an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant from 2011-2012. She graduated in 2011 from Northwestern University and is originally from Philadelphia, PA where she is a member of Society Hill Synagogue.

2 Responses to “Rabbi Jacobs Releases Statement on Gaza Bombings”

  1. So far, the path to peace goes only one way. Israel gives up and arabs win. There has been no movement of Hamas or the PA towards a just peace. Your response is tepid.

  2. Is there a way for congregations to support those under attack financially? Our board meets tonight March 13.

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