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Release of Alan Gross Marks Turning Point in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Claire Shimberg
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Washington, D.C., December 17, 2014 — In response to Cuba's release of American Alan Gross and President Obama's announcement of renewed U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Release of Alan Gross Marks Turning Point in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Burning of Bibles a Desecration of Jewish State's Values

Yoffie, Knobel, Saperstein: These actions are contrary to Jewish values, and demonstrate an utter disregard for the tolerance and mutual understanding that are essential if people of different faiths are to live together in harmony.

Contact Sean Thibault or Emily Grotta
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Burning of Bibles a Desecration of Jewish State's Values

Hagee Quoted as Blaming Jews for Holocaust: Yoffie's Letter Calls for Explanation

Contact Sean Thibault or Emily Grotta
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Washington, DC, May 21, 2008 – In response to reports that Pastor John Hagee has made statements suggesting that Jews are responsible for the Holocaust, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, sent the following open letter calling for an explanation:

Dear Pastor Hagee,

Hagee Quoted as Blaming Jews for Holocaust: Yoffie's Letter Calls for Explanation

Published: 05/21/2008

Saperstein Commends McCain's Repudiation of Hagee

Contact: Debra Eichenbaum or Sean Thibault
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Washington, D.C., May 22, 2008 - In response to Senator John McCain's rejection of Pastor Hagee's endorsement and repudiation of his anti-Semitic comments, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Acton Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

Saperstein Commends McCain's Repudiation of Hagee

Published: 05/22/2008

Madonna's Hitler-McCain Analogy Deplorable

Contact Kate Bigam
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Washington, D.C. August 26, 2008 – In response to pop star Madonna’s recent on-stage video montage comparing Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain to Adolf Hitler, Mark Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Madonna's Hitler-McCain Analogy Deplorable

Published: 08/26/2008

Reform Jewish Leader Demands O'Reilly Apologize for Hitler, Pelosi Comparison

Saperstein: “Such repeated comparisons by Mr. O’Reilly display blatant insensitivity to the far-reaching effects of the evil perpetrated by Hitler and the Nazis.”

Contact: Kate Bigam
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Reform Jewish Leader Demands O'Reilly Apologize for Hitler, Pelosi Comparison

Published: 10/03/2008

Recent Spate of Anti-Semitic Incidents Prompts Alarm

Rabbi Saperstein: "The attacks on three synagogues and anti-Israel demonstrations that spill into violence against Jews are painful reminders that anti-Semitism continues to plague too many Jewish communities."

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Sophie Golomb
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Recent Spate of Anti-Semitic Incidents Prompts Alarm

Shooting at Jewish School in France Sends Shock through Reform Movement

 Pelavin: "No mother should ever have to face the inestimable hardship of losing her husband and children in one instant, nor should parents have to mourn the loss of a child. "

Contact Sean Thibault or Molly Benoit
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Shooting at Jewish School in France Sends Shock through Reform Movement