Reform Movement: Kosher? Who cares? -So long as it pushes a liberal "environmentalist" and "social justice" agenda


The following was written in the Jerusalem Post in an article entitled Yoffie to Reform Jews:  Eat less meat, blog more, about the Reform movement's leader dictating what Jews should eat and do.  He does not urge Reform Jews to keep Kosher...he urges them to "offset their carbon footprint..."  in light of the following piece, we suggest you eat more Kosher red meat, to offset the Reform Movement's watering down and distorting what Judaism is supposed to be...:

Reform Jews should eat less red meat and consider more carefully what food they serve in their synagogues, the movement's leader said.

"We need to think about how the food we eat advances the values we hold as Reform Jews," Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said Saturday in Toronto at the biennial conference of the movement's synagogue arm.

During his presidential sermon, Yoffie outlined the URJ's Green Table/Just Table Initiative.

Noting that Americans are increasingly concerned about food issues, he urged Reform Jews to consider the ethical, environmental and health aspects of what they eat, and come up with food policies for their synagogues.

Yoffie steered clear of promoting kashrut, saying "ours is an ethically based tradition." But rather than ignore dietary practice, as he said Reform leaders did a century ago, he noted that food choices are intimately connected to issues, such as environmentalism and social justice, that Reform Jews care about.
...thereby proving that Reform Judaism has very little to do with pushing actual traditional Jewish values and dietary laws....
Saying that he was not promoting vegetarianism, Yoffie said that cutting down on red meat "is an area where we can make a difference" in offsetting our carbon footprint.
..yet none of the 613 mitzvot say anything about carbon footprints.
"Reducing our collective meat consumption by 20 percent would be comparable to every American driving a Prius," he said.
...because that must be what the Reform Movement wants...all Americans driving the same car...  He then goes on to push social media, another area in which most Jewish movements (not just the Reform) are noticeably behind...  We're off for a corned beef sandwich....



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