Rabbi Saperstein: "Although two individuals purportedly responsible for the attack have been arrested, it is clear that law enforcement, political and communal leaders must vigorously address the broader issue of anti-Semitism that continues to flourish."
Rabbi Saperstein: "Violent domestic extremism not only threatens Jews, Muslims, and the LGBT community, but is a threat to our national security as a whole."
Rabbi David Saperstein today issued a statement commending Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Foreign Minister John Baird, and the Canadian government for reaffirming their opposition to the policies of the Iranian regime by closing the Canadian embassy in Tehran.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 12, 2012 -- In response to the recent violence in Egypt and Libya, and the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other colleagues, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:
Rabbis Saperstein: "The apparent increase in the frequency of incidents of a destructive and too-often violent nature, perpetrated by Israeli extremists, is cause for great concern."
Rabbi Saperstein: "If we are to be effective in fulfilling our mission to be a prophetic witness, we need to be more assertive wherever policy decisions are being made."
Rabbi Saperstein: "These actions and statements from these two leaders are a powerful expression of Americas enduring commitment to Israel's well-being and security and as being vital to U.S. values and interests."
Rabbi Saperstein: "We are deeply appreciative of the time Mr. Lew spent with our Movement's top leaders, hearing our priorities and sharing those of the President."
Saperstein: We mourn with the families of those whose lives were taken and pray for those who have been injured.
Barbara Weinstein: "One day, the Boy Scouts of America will recognize their decision as a mistake. We look forward to welcoming the Boy Scouts back into our synagogues - on the very day that they welcome all of our children into their organization."