Rabbi Toba Spitzer: Jews must divest themselves of life, property, and statehood for the sake of “Jewish values”
In a time of rising progressive and Islamist antisemitism, many leaders of traditional Jewish organizations are greatly conflicted between their sympathies for progressive ideologies and their fiduciary and moral responsibilities to the Jewish community. At Americans for Peace and Tolerance, we believe that American Jewish leaders must be held accountable for their failure to confront the growing threats posed by progressive and Islamist forms of antisemitism. As part of the Jewish people’s millennia-old tradition of speaking truth to power, APT’s mission is to do just that.
In The American Thinker, APT’s latest exposé of failed Jewish leaders takes up the case of Rabbi Toba Spitzer, until recently the president of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, who calls on Jews to sacrifice their “physical continuity,” “economic privilege,” and state in Israel on behalf of fake “Jewish values.” Please consider supporting our work by donating online here.
Jewish Rabbis and Disloyalty
Like the boy in the tale of the emperor’s new clothes, President Trump has once again spoken a taboo truth: Some American Jews seem to be more loyal to an increasingly anti-Jewish and far-left Democratic Party than they are to the Jewish people. That’s not necessarily an immoral position for most American Jews to take: As individuals, they have no concrete duty of loyalty to the Jewish people, and it is their absolute right to seek stronger allegiances through political, rather than through religious or ethnic affinity. But American Jewish leaders, picked and paid as such by the Jewish community, are in a different position. Those Jewish leaders whose fiduciary duty of loyalty is to the Jewish missions of their organizations, but whose primary loyalty is to the Tlaibanized progressive movement and the party that champions it, are betraying that duty in some truly indecent ways.
Consider Reconstructionist Rabbi Toba Spitzer. As president of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis (MBR), and as the long-time rabbi of the cultish Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Spitzer has aggressively promoted extreme left-wing causes. Many are direct threats to the Jewish community…
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