The Anti-Defamation League and a Reform movement group have expressed concern with a decision by Lowe's to pull its ads from a show that depicted Muslims in a positive light.
Abraham Foxman, the ADL's national director, and Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Reform movement's Religious Action Center, both wrote to Robert Niblock, CEO of the home supplies giant, about the decision to pull ads from The Learning Channel show "All-American Muslim."
The Reform movement's Washington director says Torah study, worship, spirituality and social justice are "not separate."
It was a Sunday afternoon, and the offices of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C., usually a madhouse of ringing phones and scurrying legislative assistants, were strangely silent. Rabbi David Saperstein was stretching and eating his lunch during an interview, cooling down after a six-mile run from his home. All that activity had no appreciable effect on the rapid-fire flow of words.