Masorti Olami, Masorti Europe and the Rabbinical Assembly of Europe join the Central Council of Jews in Germany in condemning the decision of the district Court in Cologne to outlaw circumcision of baby boys.
NEW YORK – On behalf of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international umbrella organization for Conservative rabbis, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, the Rabbinical Assembly’s executive vice president, said the following today:
“Jonathan Pollard has served 27 years in prison – an extensive length of time for the crime of spying for a friendly nation. Since 1992, the Rabbinical Assembly has issued four resolutions supporting clemency for Pollard. Together with fellow American Jewish organizations, we signed a letter by Congressmen Eliot Engel and Christopher Smith asking President Obama to commute Pollard’s sentence to time served. As a community of 1,600 Conservative rabbis, we have asked our American rabbis to ask their Congressmen to follow Engel and Smith’s lead and co-sign the letter to the President.”