This post is part of a weekly feature on RACblog. Check in at the end of the week for a roundup of stories in which the RAC has been featured!
Last night, the Boy Scouts of America voted to end their ban on gay scouts, while maintaining their restriction on gay scout leaders. This partial victory was welcomed with pride across the Reform Movement. In fact, the RAC coordinated a clergy letter urging the BSA to accept gay scouts, which was signed by over 500 clergy! That story was covered widely in the Jewish press, particularly by outlets including JTA, The Times of Israel, and The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
This past week, a group of rabbis also came to D.C. to speak with their Senators and advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. Their words were powerful, and they represent only a small sample of the many rabbis taking a stand on this issue across the country. Just this week, op-eds written by rabbis on this very issue were published in local secular and Jewish press. Check out Rabbi Seth Limmer’s op ed in the New York Jewish Week.