Rabbis Concerned About Trump’s Decision

Six top member organizations of the Conservative movement in the statement called upon President-elect Donald Trump to withdraw nomination for Steve Bannon, former Editor and Publisher of Breibart.com

The statement asserted that under Bannon’s leadership, the right-wing news site Breitbart News “trafficked in white nationalism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and misogyny.”

“Breitbart is an outlet for the alt-right, a movement that is contrary to both our American and Jewish values,” the statement continued. “We further affirm that any appointment made by a US President or President-elect must by definition exclude individuals who promote ideas that are antithetical to the values of our country.

“As Jews, we are compelled not to remain silent in the face of hate or the vilification of any group.”

The statement was issued by the Rabbinical Assembly, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Cantors Assembly, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism and the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs.

(JTA)