giovedì 10 agosto 2017

Lettera di 200 rabbini contro il dvieto di entrare in Israele per chi appoggia il BDS

 

Sintesi pesonale
Noi, i rabbini firmatari , stiamo con la  nostro collega, la rabbina  Alissa Shira Wise, alla quale è stato negato l'ingresso in Israele a causa dell' appoggio espresso  al  BDS .  Faceva parte di un gruppo costituito da  due altri ebrei, un cristiano e un musulmano, tutti membri di una delegazione interreligiosa per incontrare attivisti di pace  israeliani e palestinesi. Anche se molti di noi hanno posizioni sostanzialmente differenti da quelle espresse dalla rabbina Wise e da  altri colleghi rabbini che sostengono il movimento BDS in alcune o in  tutte le sue forme, crediamo che la decisione di impedirle  di visitare Israele sia una scelta antidemocratico e contraria  alla nostra visione di una comunità ebraica dalle  molteplici prospettive.
I boicottaggi sono una legittima tattica non violenta  utilizzata sia nel nostro paese che in altre parti del mondo  al fine di ottenere giustizia per le comunità emarginate e oppresse.
La terra di Israele è ricca di significati religiosi per gli ebrei,per  i cristiani e per  i musulmani. Come rabbini siamo particolarmente consapevoli che gli ebrei stanno compiendo pellegrinaggi per Eretz Yisrael da secoli .  Noi ne comprendiamo il significato profondo e siamo oltraggiati dal fatto che il governo israeliano vieti  a Rabbi Wise di entrare. Siamo anche dolorosamente consapevoli che a  molti palestinesi è stato proibito di entrare nel paese per visitare le proprie famiglie.
Per la profonda fedeltà ai membri delle nostre comunità, delle congregazioni e delle associazioni rabbiniche ai quali può essere impedito di  entrare in Israele in futuro, non possiamo rimanere in silenzio.
Viaggiare in Israele per incontrarsi con gli israeliani e i palestinesi offre a tutti coloro che si preoccupano del conflitto un'opportunità per imparare e condividere idee  , permette  di considerare tutte le persone come create a immagine di Dio ,permette di cercare modi per  sostenere tutti coloro che lavorano per garantire giustizia e pace .
Elenco  dei firmatari 

 

 

 

Rabbinic Letter Against Israel’s Travel Ban

“A controversy for the sake of Heaven will have lasting value, but a controversy not for the sake of Heaven will not endure” (Pirkei Avot 5:17).
We, the undersigned rabbis, stand with our colleague, Rabbi Alissa Shira Wise, who was denied entry to Israel because of her support for the Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel. She had been travelling with two other Jews, a Christian, and a Muslim who were all members of an interfaith delegation to meet with Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace activists.
We hold diverse opinions on BDS. Even though many of us have substantive differences with Rabbi Wise and other rabbinic colleagues who support the BDS movement in some or all of its forms, we believe that the decision to bar Rabbi Wise from visiting Israel is anti-democratic and desecrates our vision of a diverse Jewish community that holds multiple perspectives.
Boycotts are a legitimate nonviolent tactic that have been used both in our own country and around the world in order to create justice for marginalized and oppressed communities. Whether we support boycott is a controversy for the sake of heaven. It endures because we struggle together and debate how we can create peace, justice, and equality for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
The land of Israel is steeped with religious meaning for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. As rabbis we are particularly conscious that Jews have been making pilgrimages to Eretz Yisrael for centuries; we understand the deep meaning that this holds, and we are outraged that the Israeli government would prohibit Rabbi Wise from entering. We are also painfully aware that many Palestinians have long been banned from entering the country to visit their own families.
Out of deep loyalty to members of our communities, congregations, and rabbinical associations who may also be barred from entering Israel in the future, we cannot remain silent.
Travelling to Israel in order to meet with Israelis and Palestinians provides all who care about the conflict an opportunity to learn from and share ideas with people across borders, to see all people as created b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God, and to explore how we can support all who are working to ensure justice and peace for all.
List of Signers — Congregations and organizations listed for identification purposes only:
  1. Rabbi Leora Abelson, Congregation Agudas Achim, Attleboro MA
  2. Rabbi Susan Abramson, Temple Shalom Emeth, Burlington MA
  3. Rabbi Renni Altman, HUC-JIR, Great Neck NY
  4. Rabbi Alana Alpert, Congregation T’chiyah, Detroit MI
  5. Rabbi Rebecca Alpert, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
  6. Rabbi Benjamin Arnold, Beth Evergreen, Granby CO
  7. Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Jerusalem ISRAEL
  8. Dr. Caryn Aviv, Rabbinical Student, ALEPH, Denver CO
  9. Rabbi Larry Bach, Judea Reform Congregation, Durham NC
  10. Rabbi Lev Baesh, Kol HaLev, Austin TX
  11. Rabbi Chava Bahle, Or Tzafon, Suttons Bay MI
  12. Sarah Barasch-Hagans, Rabbinical Student, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  13. Benjamin Barer, Rabbinical Student, Hebrew College, Boston MA
  14. Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, New York NY
  15. Rabbi Renee Bauer, Madison, WI
  16. Rabbi Ofer Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati OH
  17. Rabbi Philip J Bentley, Agudas Israel Congregation, Hendersonville NC
  18. Rabbi Marjorie Berman, Clarks Summit PA
  19. Rabbi Phyllis Berman, Spiritual Director, Philadelphia PA
  20. Rabbi Kevin Bernstein, Philadelphia PA
  21. Rabbi Haim Beliak, Los Angeles CA
  22. Rabbi Joseph Berman, Silver Spring MD
  23. Rabbi Rena Blumenthal, New Paltz NY
  24. Rabbi Daniel Bogard Adath Israel, Cincinnati OH
  25. Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, Ottawa ON
  26. Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav, Denver CO
  27. Sarah Brammer-Shlay, Rabbinical Student, If Not Now, Philadelphia PA
  28. Cantor Vera Broekhuysen, Temple Emanue-El of Haverhill, Haverhill MA
  29. Rabbi Caryn Broitman, Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven MA
  30. Rabbi Sharon Brous, IKAR, Los Angeles CA
  31. Rabbi Shoshana Brown, Temple Beth El, Fall River MA
  32. Rabbi Brumberg-Kraus, Wheaton College, Norton MA
  33. Rabbi David Brusin, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay WI
  34. Rabbi Simcha Daniel Burstyn, Kibbutz Lotan ISRAEL
  35. Rabbi Carol Caine, Albany CA
  36. Rabbi Ian Chesir-Teran, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Hannaton ISRAEL
  37. Rabbi Howard A. Cohen, Congregation Shirat Hayam, Bennington VT
  38. Rabbi Michael M. Cohen, Israel Congregation, Manchester Center VT
  39. Rabbi Sandra Cohen, Denver CO
  40. Rabbi Shahar Colt, Watertown MA
  41. Rabbi Kathryn Cook, Chaplain Heart Hospital, Austin TX
  42. Rabbi David J. Cooper, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont CA
  43. Rabbi Meryl Crean, Glenside PA
  44. Rachel Davidson, Rabbinical Student, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  45. Rabbi Michael Davis, Makom Shalom, Chicago IL
  46. Rabbi Nate DeGroot, IKAR, Los Angeles CA
  47. Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Bethesda MD
  48. Rabbi Megan Doherty, Oberlin College Hillel, Oberlin OH
  49. Rabbi Doris Dyen, Makom HaLev, Pittsburgh PA
  50. David Eber, Rabbinical Student, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  51. Rabbi Judith Edelstein, D. Min, New York NY
  52. Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Los Altos CA
  53. Rabbi Bruce Elder, Congregation Hakafa, Glencoe IL
  54. Dr. Rabbi Barat Ellman, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, New York NY
  55. Rabbi Diane Elliot, Wholly Present, El Sobrante CA
  56. Rabbi Andrew Vogel Ettin, Temple Israel, Salisbury NC
  57. Rabbi Michael Edward Feinberg, Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition, New York NY
  58. Rabbi Charles Feinberg, Interfaith Action for Human Rights, Washington DC
  59. Rabbi Zev Hayyim-Feyer, Pomona CA
  60. Rabbi Mark Hurvitz, Davka, New York NY
  61. Rabbi Brian Field, Judaism Your Way, Denver CO
  62. Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Congregation Nevei Kodesh, Boulder CO
  63. Rabbi Nancy Flam, Northampton MA
  64. Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari, Kol Tzedek Synagogue, Philadelphia PA
  65. Laurie Franklin, Rabbinic Intern and Spiritual Leader, Har Shalom, Missoula MT
  66. Rabbi Eli Freedman, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia PA
  67. Rabbi John Friedman, Judea Reform Congregation, Durham NC
  68. Rabbi Marsha Friedman, String of Pearls Congregation, Princeton NJ
  69. Rabbi Shoshana Friedman, Temple Sinai, Brookline MA
  70. Rabbi Joyce Galaski, Florence MA
  71. Rabbi Jonah Geffen, Congregation Shaare Zedek, New York NY
  72. Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb, Har HaShem, Boulder CO
  73. Rabbi Everett Gendler, Emeritus, Phillips Academy, Andover MA
  74. Rabbi Jeremy Gerber, Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford PA
  75. Rabbi Sherril Gilbert, Montreal QC
  76. Rabbi Rosalind Glazer, Jerusalem ISRAEL
  77. Rabbi Bob Gluck, University at Albany, Albany NY
  78. Rabbi Shai Gluskin, Philadelphia PA
  79. Rabbi Elisa Goldberg, Philadelphia PA
  80. Rabbi Dan Goldblatt, Beth Chaim Congregation, Danville CA
  81. Rabbi Megan GoldMarche, Chicago IL
  82. Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg, Malkhut, Forest Hills NY
  83. Rabbi Shelley Goldman, Indianapolis IN
  84. Rabbi Monica Gomery, Chicago IL
  85. Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman, BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, Denver CO
  86. Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Shomeret Shalom Global Congregation, Berkeley CA
  87. Rabbi Lisa Grant, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Brooklyn NY
  88. Rabbi Laurie Green, Baltimore MD
  89. Rabbi Hillel Greene, Newton MA
  90. Rabbi David Greenstein, Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Montclair NJ
  91. Rabbi Suzanne Griffel, Chicago IL
  92. Miriam Grossman, Rabbinical Student, Brooklyn NY
  93. Rabbi Salomon Gruenwald, Congregation HEA, Denver CO
  94. Rabbi Maurice Harris, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities, Philadelphia PA
  95. Alicia Harris, Rabbinical Student, Cincinnati OH
  96. Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Tikkun Olam Chavurah, Philadelphia PA
  97. Rebecca Hornstein, Rabbinical Student, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  98. Rabbi Margaret Holub, Mendocino CA
  99. Rabbi Geoff Huntting, Temple Sinai, Sarasota FL
  100. Rabbi Jill Jacobs, T’ruah, New York NY
  101. Rabbi Joshua Jacobs-Velde, Silver Spring MD
  102. Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill, Tidewater Chavurah, Virginia Beach VA
  103. Rabbi Marisa James, New York NY
  104. Rabbi Beth Janus, Philadelphia PA
  105. Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, New York NY
  106. Ariana Katz, Rabbinical Student, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  107. Rabbi Joanna Katz, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New Paltz NY
  108. Rabbi Hillel Katzir, Fort Collins CO
  109. Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman, St. Paul MN
  110. Rabbi Edward J. Klein, Humanist Jewish Congregation of Queens, Queens NY
  111. Rabbi Jason Klein, New York NY
  112. Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  113. Rabbi Elliot Kukla, Oakland CA
  114. Rabbi Alan LaPayover, Philadelphia PA
  115. Rabbi Michael Adam Latz, Shir Tikvah Congregation, Minneapolis MN
  116. Joseph Laur, Rabbinical Student, Aleph Alliance, Wendell MA
  117. Rabbi Adam Lavitt, Providence RI
  118. Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein, Congregation Shir Shalom, Amherst NY
  119. Rabbi Esther Lederman, Union for Reform Judaism, Washington DC
  120. Rabbi Barry Leff, Jerusalem ISRAEL
  121. Rabbi Michael Lerner, Berkeley CA
  122. Rabbi Joshua Lesser, Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta GA
  123. Rabbi Sarra Lev, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  124. Rabbi Sue E. Levy, Houston TX
  125. Rabbi Yael Levy, Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia PA
  126. Richard Levy, Rabbinical Student, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles CA
  127. Rabbi Annie Lewis, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  128. Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  129. Rabbi Jonathan Lipnick, New York NY
  130. Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, Brooklyn NY
  131. Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley CA
  132. Rabbi Jonathan Malino, Guilford College, Ottawa ON
  133. Rabbi Shana Margolin, Monpelier VT
  134. Rabbi Jeffrey Marker, Brooklyn NY
  135. Rabbi Susan Marks, New College of Florida, Sarasota FL
  136. Rabbi Noa Mazor, Jerusalem ISRAEL
  137. Mimi Micner, Rabbinical Student, Boston MA
  138. Rabbi Rim Meirowitz, Emeritus, Temple Shir Tikvah, Wayland MA
  139. Rabbi Tamara Miller, Temple Micah, Washington DC
  140. Rabbi Diana Miller, Kehillat HaNahar, New Hope PA
  141. Rabbi Kelilah Miller, Congregation Ohev Shalom, Philadelphia PA
  142. Rabbi David Mivasair, Ahavat Olam Synagogue, Vancouver BC
  143. Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Temple Sinai, Saratoga Springs, NY
  144. Rabbi Gray Myrseth, Kehilla Community Synagogue, San Francisco CA
  145. Rabbi Haviva Ner-David, Shmaya: A Mikveh for Mind, Body, and Soul, Hannaton ISRAEL
  146. Rabbi Dev Noily, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Oakland CA
  147. Rabbi David Paskin, Boca Raton FL
  148. Salem Pearce, Rabbinical Student, Hebrew College, New York NY
  149. Rabbi Barbara Penzner, Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, Boston MA
  150. Rabbi Robin Podolsky, Cal State Long Beach, Los Angeles CA
  151. Rabbi Marcia Prager, P’nai Or Jewish Renewal Congregation, Philadelphia PA
  152. Rabbi Arnold Rachlis, University Synagogue, Irvine CA
  153. Rabbi Tzipi Radonsky, The Society of the Vav, Beaufort SC
  154. Rabbi Jonah Rank, Shaar Shalom, Halifax, NS
  155. Rabbi Michael Ramberg, Philadelphia PA
  156. Rabbi Victor Reinstein, Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, Jamaica Plain MA
  157. Mackenzie Reynolds, Rabbinical Student, Jew for Racial and Economic Justice, Brooklyn NY
  158. Rabbi Moti Rieber, Kansas Interfaith Action, Overland Park KS
  159. Lex Rofes, Rabbinical Student, Providence RI
  160. Rabbi Brant Rosen, Tzedek Chicago, Chicago IL
  161. Rabbi Arielle Rosenberg, Shir Tikvah, Minneapolis MN
  162. Jessica Rosenberg, Rabbinical Student, Philadelphia PA
  163. Ken Rosenstein, Rabbinical Student, Boston MA
  164. Urit Rozenblit, Rabbinical Student, Poteach Shearim, Metula ISRAEL
  165. Rabbi Jeff Roth, Awakened Heart Project, New Paltz NY
  166. Rabbi Michael Rothbaum, Congregation Beth Elohim, Concord MA
  167. Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Rubenstein, Temple Beth Israel, Eugene OR
  168. Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades CA
  169. Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein, Temple Sinai, Saratoga Springs NY
  170. Rabbi Michal Rubin, HaKerem of South Carolina, Columbia SC
  171. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Avodah, Evanston IL
  172. Rabbi Gila Ruskin, Temple Adas Shalom, Havre de Grace MD
  173. Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips, Brooklyn NY
  174. Rabbi Tamara Schagas, Jerusaelm ISRAEL
  175. Rabbi Susan Shamash, Vancouver BC
  176. Rabbi Jeffrey Schein, Minneapolis MN
  177. Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz, Temple Bnai Israel, Willimantic CT
  178. Rabbi Gerald Serotta, Chevy Chase MD
  179. Rabbi Drorah Setel, Temple Emanu-el, Rochester NY
  180. Rabbi Micah Shapiro, Philadelphia PA
  181. Rabbi Jeremy D. Sher, Ha-Emek: Honest, Inclusive, Progressive Judaism, Silicon Valley CA
  182. Jessica Shimberg, Rabbinical Student, The Little Minyan Kehilla, Columbus OH
  183. Rabbi David Shneyer, Am Kolel, Rockville MD
  184. Rabbi Hannah Tiferet Siegel, Hornby Island BC
  185. Rabbi Susan Silverman, Second Nurture, Jerusalem ISRAEL
  186. Rabbi Becky Silverstein, Pasadena CA
  187. Rabbi Suzanne Singer, Riverside Temple Beth El, Riverside CA
  188. Rabbi Ruth Sohn, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles CA
  189. Rabbi Marc Soloway, Bonai Shalom, Boulder CO
  190. Rabbi Robin Sparr, Temple Emanuel, Lowell MA
  191. Rabbi Brent Spodek, Beacon Hebrew Alliance, Beacon NY
  192. Rabbi Toba Spitzer, Newton MA
  193. Rabbi Jacob Staub, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  194. Rabbi David Stein, Premium Judaica Editorial Services, Culver City CA
  195. Rabbi Keith Stern, Temple Beth Avodah, Newton MA
  196. Rabbi Shira Stutman, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington DC
  197. Rabbi Louis Sutker, Victoria BC
  198. Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, Bnai Keshet, Montclair NJ
  199. Rabbi Barbara Thiede, Temple Or Olam, Concord NC
  200. Rabbi David Vaisberg, Temple Emanu-El, Edison NJ
  201. Rabbi Andrew Vogel, Temple Sinai, Brookline MA
  202. Rabbi Brian Walt, West Tisbury MA
  203. Rabbi Arthur Waskow, The Shalom Center, Philadelphia PA
  204. Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  205. Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, Philadelphia PA
  206. Rabbi Lucia Pizarro Wehlen, Jewish Liberation Theology Institute, Hamilton ON
  207. Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, Philadelphia PA
  208. Rabbi Simkha Weintraub, Brooklyn NY
  209. Rabbi Michal Woll, Congregation Shir Hadash, Milwaukee WI
  210. Rabbi Ora Weiss, Boston MA
  211. Rabbi Rachel Weiss, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston IL
  212. Rabbi Raysh Weiss, Shaar Shalom Synagogue, Halifax NS
  213. Rabbi Zari Weiss, Kol NaNeshama, Seattle WA
  214. Rabbi Ariann Weitzman, Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue, Montclair NJ
  215. Rabbi Nancy Wiener, New York NY
  216. Rabbi Joseph Wolf, Havurah Shalom, Portland OR
  217. Nora Woods, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia PA
  218. May Ye, Rabbinical Student, Kol Tzedek, Philadelphia PA
  219. Rabbi Barbara Zacky, Santa Monica CA
  220. Rabbi David Zaslow, Havurah Shir Hadash, Ashland OR
  221. Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia PA
  222. Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, Madison WI
  223. Rabbi Michael Zimmerman, Congregation Kehillat Israel, Lansing MI

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