Neusner reverts to Reform


By Simon Rocker
November 27, 2009
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Rabbi Jacob Neusner, the prolific scholar of Judaism, explains why he has gone back to the Reform of his youth in an article for The Forward.

"After a half-century of apostasy, I affirm Reform Judaism as the American Judaism both of my personal choice and of our communal necessity. Indeed, I have come to believe that if Reform Judaism did not exist today, American Jews would have to invent it," he writes.

In 1995, incidentally, he wrote an article in the JC supportive of the Chief Rabbi's criticism of the Masorti movement.

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moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Sun, 11/29/2009 - 21:28

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As John Maynard Keynes said: "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?"


Jonathan Hoffman

Sun, 11/29/2009 - 23:08

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Don't feed the trolls


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Sun, 11/29/2009 - 23:15

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This Jonathan Hoffman fellow must be one frightened individual.


iainlrabbak

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 10:40

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I agree Moshe, he appears to be frightfully unpleasant and is doing Israel's cause absolutely no good. I read his postings and feel as if I've strayed into a particularly unpleasant meeting of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign because it's on the same level of discourse.

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