Jewish American rabbis join gun control call

Leaders from the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox communities speak out; ‘Our worship of guns is a form of idolatry,’ says Rabbi David Saperstein.


Top figures from the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements in the United States joined an interfaith call for greater gun controls in the wake of last week’s school massacre in Connecticut.

Rabbi David Saperstein, who directs the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, and Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, who directs the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly, appeared at a press conference Friday outside the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. along with mainline Protestant, Evangelical, Roman Catholic and Muslim leaders.

Also appearing at the press conference was Nathan Diament, who directs the Orthodox Union’s Washington office.

“We must come together as people of faith, representing the range of religious traditions throughout our country, in a collective call to action to end this crisis,” Saperstein said in a release ahead of the press conference. “The time to end senseless gun violence is now, and as religious leaders, the responsibility to provide moral leadership is ours.”

At the press conference, Saperstein said, “Our worship of guns is a form of idolatry.”

U.S. President Barack Obama this week appointed a commission to be helmed by his vice president, Joe Biden, to address controls on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, as well as broader questions of culture and mental health treatment.

Adam Lanza last week killed his mother and then, armed with weapons registered in her name, continued to Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and murdered 20 first-graders and six adults before committing suicide.

  1. #1 by Tony on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    The Jews, well for that matter, Israel as a whole, want America disarmed. Why?, because IF the American sheeple EVER figure it out, about the whole AIPAC/Israeli control of our Government, the American people will become pissed. And an armed population can redress grievances more than an unarmed population can.

  2. #2 by Bob on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    Anti-American efforts such as this make me sick. There is one and only one proper way for anyone to alter gun rights in this country and it is through a constitutional ammendment. Of course the anti-gunners know they can never get that done so they seek to undermine the constitution with blatantly unconstitutional legislation. The SCOTUS has a long record now of ignoring the clearly expressed language of the constitution and “interpreting” clearly unconstitutional legislation as “constitutional”…of course the SCOTUS has no legitimate power to do so.

    The militia of the USA, is defined by law as:

    “(a)The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

    (b)The classes of the militia are—
    (1)the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and

    (2)the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.”

    The purpose of the 2nd ammendment is to guarantee that all able bodied men (the militia) can “keep and bear” those arms and it specifically denies the government the power to infringe upon that right. The constittution does give the power to “regulate” the militia, but not the power to disarm or innapropriately arm, nor to alter the basic mission it has been given.

    Whenever any anti-gunner asks the stupid question “why would any citizen need a semi-automatic rifle (like an AR15 or AK47) simply refer them the Militia Act…a current federal law which gives effect to the intent of the 2nd ammendment. To put it in a nutshell, the founders intended to specifically deny the government a monopoly on military capability and to ensure that the population being well armed would always be more powerful than any professional army the government might employ. This is one of the most fundamental principles of our republic and without it we cease to be the nation we have always been. It is not by accident that it was the 2nd ammendment and not the 10th. The maintenance of a well armed citizenry was seen by the founders as absolutely necessary to maintain freedom.

  3. #3 by Naeem on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    And i wonder if mr rabbi minds that the JDL are packing and preparing for war in america no of course not because they have to protect themselves from anti semites.

  4. #4 by Yukon Jack on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    Hey Mark, you ought to post some pics of Israel school teachers that carry fully automatic rifles.

    Yeah, in Israel the teachers are armed, armed with a freshly USA made M-16. Yeah, at our expense and yes the very same Jewish senators that get money and arms transferred to Israel are trying to take our guns.

    Yes Virginia, the Jew hypocrisy has reached new heights.

    This latest psyop killing, part of the white goyim genocide by Jews, is a staged event to push for gun control. Notice that no real evidence of anything has been presented to the public, where are the dead bodies? Has anyone actually seen the dead Adam Lanza? Sandy Hook is a giant hoax, it is the BIG LIE that Adolf Hitler talked about in his book Mein Kampf:

    “The Big Lie (German: Große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” ”

    If we give them our guns then they will be free to kill us at will just like the unfortunate people of Palestine.

  5. #5 by Gary on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    The only thing that keeps our lying, traitorous jew government up at night is the threat of political assassination.In a police state,which America now is, the slavemasters can’t have the slaves(also know as goiyim) running around with loaded guns.

  6. #6 by Sherrii on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    Do not pay any heed to what politicized religion does.

    Love can and, in essence, must exist with rights. It is an integral part of creating the world and Planet we all want:

    Love unites with rights:

  7. #7 by p.j. on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    Worshipping the shitty little country is not idolatry, however.

  8. #8 by zion will fall on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    “The Big Lie (German: Große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” ”

    check this out..

  9. #9 by Warren Madigan on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    They don’t want Americans to be armed after they finally figure out that Israel and the neo-cons embedded in the Bush Administration did 911.

  10. #10 by Yukon Jack on 12/22/2012 - 9:34

    Pay no attention to the Jews and their whores on capital hill, the school teachers in Israel are fully armed:

  11. #11 by michael mazur on 12/23/2012 - 9:34

    To be consistent, that skull capped guy ought to be pointing a feather at us, no ?

    Since we are all Palestinians, a time is coming in America when teachers at yeshivas – just like in Israel, will have a M16 slung across their back as they usher in their charges into the classroom.

    If Adam Lanza had the presence of mind to destroy the hard drive on the computer, then he would have had the presence of mind not to shoot his mother, and all the rest of it later at the school, meaning he did not destroy the hard drive.

    The perpetrators need to say it was destroyed, but it was not, for an examination of it would show nothing incriminating, no rising crescendo of madness trailing off and ending in ominous incoherence.

    Like i wrote here before, the perpetrator slid into the house that morning, deliberately shot the mother in the face as she was standing motionless in the presence of her son to tip his mentally handicapped condition into a catatonic state, enabling him to readily bundle the boy into her car to sit stunned beside him as he drove to the school.

    Once there, he yanked the boy out of the car, used the mother’s swipe card to get into the school, once inside with the boy, shot him, and proceeded with the other shootings with the two pistols only – magazines were not changed.

    He knew to go straight to the kinder school and not to any of the four grade schools, he knew from prior study of the layout where it was.

    Outside was waiting, engine quietly idling, the getaway car.

    Contradictory stuff has been swirling about since i first wrote in this way, and i have no reason so far to core alter anything, in particular as my suspicion is firming that she wasn’t in possession of any guns – journalese to the contrary notwithstanding, to which i will add that the guns left behind had no serial numbers.

  12. #12 by Darwin26 on 12/23/2012 - 9:34

    what an insult to have this mealy mouthed Libertarian/ AynRander/ Objectivist/ Social Darwinist on this blog ~ a two faced War Mongering narcissistic authoritarian ~ what a shame Rhodes is on here to but to expose how narrow bigoted and racist he really is.

  13. #13 by Jack Black on 12/23/2012 - 9:34

    ‘Our worship of guns is a form of idolatry,’ says Rabbi David Raperstein. #7 by p.j. response
    “Worshipping the shitty little country is not idolatry, however.” is very insightful.

    I never thought of it that way but that is exactly what the Christian and Jewish Zionists are doing, they are worshipping this Jewish state entity. It is worship of power itself, they are worshipping state power under Jewish control. I’ve heard TV preachers say “the God of the Bible is a God of power and might”.

    Have you ever heard a Christian exclaim that “every knee shall bow”, I believe that really means that every person shall bow before Jewish power and that power is represented by Israel. Christians still worship American power, especially American military prowess but now they have an even higher form of whoreship, Zionism. They love it, they actually love when Netayahu blows the f-ck out of defenseless people, how dare those people not worship their god of power and might! “see … our “god” is real, our god is smiting you!”

    Modern Evangelical Christianity is especially guilty of this, they slavishly lap at the boots of war making Rabbis, Zionist warmongers and their Zionist state are their god, this is no doubt the metaphor of the end times beast, the false worship of power over the Biblical teachings of being a kind human.

  14. #14 by Yukon Jack on 12/23/2012 - 9:34

    More evidence of the BIG LIE surfacing, this time we find out there’s a group called “crisis actors” who can stage “false flag shootings” and false testimonies:

  15. #15 by KPRyan on 12/24/2012 - 9:34

    A rabbi blubbering on about idolatry.

    Saperstein is a funny guy.

    I hope he takes his message home to israel and urges all his fellow favorites to abandon their guns and weapons and while he’s at it urge mossad and IDF to abandon their idols, too. They could give ’em all to the Palestinians. I don’t think those dirty Muslims have such things as idols. Just tools. And I’ll bet they would know how to use them.

  16. #16 by SEARCHLIGHT on 12/24/2012 - 9:34


  17. #17 by wanda on 12/25/2012 - 9:34

    Wow… how then do they equate the worship of money?

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