According to a new Gallup poll, 77 % of American Jews oppose the war in Iraq, compared to 52% of the general public. Time to organize, nu?
Aryeh Cohen and Shaul Magid have launched Jews Against The War (JAW), a nationwide coalition of rabbis, Jewish leaders and shmos like you and me who just can’t stand around and kvetch anymore, or worse, keep silent for fear of being shouted down by idiots still holding up this “you’re not a patriot” nonsense.
“I know that many pulpit rabbis, myself included, have shied away from speaking out publicly against the war, in my case because it is safer to not talk about it, for fear of being divisive within the congregation,” said Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater. “But, like the prophets of Israel, I can no longer take the ‘safe’ road. This war is wrong and it needs to end. Our country’s moral voice in the world has vanished under the weight of torture, secret tribunals and occupation; our beloved Israel is in greater danger now, with Iran emboldened; and our nation’s budget has been sacked, in large part to fund this war.