Eric Yoffie

Point-Counter-Point: Why Is Bibi Taking Sides In The Election?

The noted pundit and the Reform Union's past president discuss Bibi's Iran campaign.

10/12/2012

Dear Yossi,

Help me understand why Prime Minister Netanyahu is taking sides in the American election. He pulled back a bit at the UN, but enormous damage has already been done.

The Hartman Institute

URJ Biennial Recap – Day 5: "Hineni"

12/19/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Is it really over already? We spend two years looking forward to each Union for Reform Judaism Biennial, only to have the five days of learning, singing, laughing, and praying go by much too quickly. Many of my friends and colleagues liken the feeling to our sadness leaving overnight camp at the end of each summer – we miss it immediately, and can’t wait for the next time that we are all together again.

Rabbi Bellows is rabbi of Temple B'nai Torah in Wantagh. A graduate of Brandeis University, she was ordained by HUC-JIR in 2004.

URJ Biennial Recap Days 3 and 4: "A Shabbat Of Wholeness"

12/18/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

I’ve had some incredible Shabbat experiences in my lifetime thus far…but this past Friday and Saturday have won the prize for best ever. Biennial attendees woke up Friday morning, and most of us only thought about one word: “Obama.” Yes, friends, President Barack Obama was going to be paying us all a visit at the 71st URJ Biennial here in Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Marci N. Bellows

Yoffie: For Israel, casting blame is not a plan. Miller: bluffing won't improve Obama's hand.

I was struck by the good sense of Rabbi Eric Yoffie's blog in Sunday's Jerusalem Post headlined “The Palestinians are at fault, but so what?”

Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, argues that although the Palestinians are “responsible for the absence of peace,” ultimately what matters is whether Israel has a plan for dealing with that reality – a plan beyond simply clinging to the current status quo and saying it's the other side's fault.

Reform Movement Accepts Beck’s Apology

02/27/2011

NEW YORK (JTA) – The Reform Movement accepted Fox News host Glenn Beck's apology for comparing Reform Judaism to radical Islam.

"The Reform Movement sincerely hopes this apology opens a new door of understanding and cooperation between us and helps to elevate the state of our political discourse," Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism wrote in a letter to Beck.

Jewish Groups Congratulate Egypt, Hope for Continued Peace

02/11/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- In initial statements, Jewish groups congratulated Egyptians on ousting Hosni Mubarak and expressed hope for continued peace with Israel.

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