RELIGION NEWS IN BRIEF (AP)

AP - CINCINNATI - American rabbis should exercise moral leadership this election year by spotlighting issues such as the Iraq War, the need for universal health care and the growing problem of anti-Semitism around the world, a Jewish leader urged an assembly here.

Rabbi Peter Knobel, president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, issued the call at the organization's convention but cautioned that rabbis should remain "politically neutral."

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Knobel decried the Iraq War "as killing and maiming thousands, alienating the Muslim world and wasting resources which would make for a safer, more secure and just world."

RLCC Comment: He's totally correct that the Iraq War is "killing and maiming thousands, alienating the Muslim world and wasting resources which would make for a safer, more secure and just world." He's wrong though about politics. Everything is political. There is no neutrality. Of course, he was using the term "politically" as it has been twisted.

He's a reformed Jew. Why? Why isn't he a Christian? What is it that Jesus taught and exemplified with which he disagrees?

Link to source-webpage, obtained via: Yahoo! News: Religion News, April 3, 2008, 9:13am

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