Religion & Beliefs

Reform Judaism’s Iraq War Resolution: What Do You Think?

Members of my community are asking about the Iraq War and whether or not our congregation should be encouraging discussion on what is, arguably, the most important moral issue of our day. It turns out the Reform Movement, of which … Read More

By / March 13, 2007
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Members of my community are asking about the Iraq War and whether or not our congregation should be encouraging discussion on what is, arguably, the most important moral issue of our day.

It turns out the Reform Movement, of which we are a part, is asking us to do just that.

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism has posted the most recent Resolution on the War in Iraq and the Social Action Commission of the Union for Reform Judaism asks Congregations to read them, discuss them, and consider supporting them.

In essence, the latest resolution opposes the President’s “troop surge” and calls upon the President to announce a real timeline for withdrawal.

I encourage you to read the resolution and weigh in.

Though a undoubtedly a terribly difficult dilemma, it does not mean we shouldn’t talk about and seek, if possible, to reach a consensus on what we think as a community about this war.

[Note: This post originally appeared on Rabbi Andy Bachman's blog Brooklyn Jews.]