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Selective On Human Rights
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 19:00

Rabbi Sid Schwarz’s essay regarding his organization, T’ruah, is very enlightening. (“A Rabbinic Call For Human Rights,” Opinion, Jan. 25).

Apparently T’ruah’s respect for human rights includes ignoring the free-enterprise system, ignoring freedom of speech and interfering with the internal policies of another country (Israel). Amazing that the organization seems to have ignored the slaughter of civilians in Syria, the ethnic cleansing of Christians in Egypt, the decades-long civil war in the Congo and the discrimination practiced against women and gays in many Muslim countries. 

Perhaps their fight for human rights is rather selective.


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Yet another political conservative making the empty argument that "these liberals aren't liberal enough!"

There are very few advocacy groups that can be everywhere at once. They must be "selective" as you Mr. Greebler says it. It seems that T'ruah has focused on areas where they can physically be of assistance. Thus, they can't do very much to advocate the rights of anyone in Muslim countries where they would not be welcome.