Your Editorial criticism of the Rabbinical Council of America’s failure to stand up to the Israeli chief rabbinate is appropriate (Jan. 17), but its headline (“First They Came For The Liberal Rabbis…”) is not. The wording of that headline is a deliberate echo of the well-known words of Pastor Martin Niemöller concerning those who failed to stand up to the Nazis in the early days of their consolidation of power.
I’m sure that you didn’t intend to equate the Israeli rabbinate with the Nazis, but the casual use of Holocaust-related analogies should be beyond the pale for any responsible Jewish publication.
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