Trump Snubs Reform, Invites Chabad to Call

President Donald Trump has invited representatives from three major Orthodox umbrella groups — one of which is Chabad-Lubavitch — to join a pre-Rosh Hashanah conference call, but pointedly left off the invitation list the Reform and Reconstructionist representatives favored by Barrack Obama.

From the JTA:

The call to take place Friday morning comes three weeks after three non-Orthodox movements — Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist —  declined to help organize an annual rabbis call that Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, had instituted.

The Reform and Reconstructionists were not on the invitation list, spokespeople from both movements said. While representatives of the Conservative movement were invited to take part in Friday’s call, they declined, according to the Rabbinical Assembly CEO, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld.

In addition to the Orthodox Union, Agudath Israel of America and the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, participants who confirmed to JTA that they would be joining the call include four general organizations: the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Zionist Organization of America.

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  • 1. chaimal1 wrote:

    to be clear, the representatives of the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements were invited to participate in the call.

    They declined, citing their political agendas.

  • 3. Shameful wrote:

    If we have to speak, nu, we’ll speak.

    But for CHI to make it seems as if we’re some how special for speaking to one of the weakest and certainly most childish presidents in American history . . .

    • 4. nu some more fake news wrote:

      you call him the weakest president?
      that’s pretty funny.. I do not know how many men would still be functioning after the non stop attacks and lies.
      This man is strong and principled!
      But of course there are non so blind as those wuo will not see.
      You can claim it’s Tuesday today but it will still be Sunday regardless of how loud you stated it is Tuesday.

    • 6. Spelled it wrong? wrote:

      Nah! they did not spell his name wrong,
      No matter how it’s spelled HE was and IS WRONG!
      Wron for America!! Wrong for democracy! Wrong for Israel!

      Just all Wrong!!!

  • 7. DeClasse' Intellectual wrote:

    did not Chabad vote big for him last November??? Keep touch with your base for brownie points!!!!!!

  • 8. we do not belong in politics wrote:

    I am sad to see that we get into politics
    the Rebbe never wanted that and never did anything at all that would even hint at that.
    when speaking in the the name of Chabad be need to be super duper careful because media could care less about quoting us correctly and once it’s out the clean up is almost impossible.
    Try getting the feathers back into a pilow that burst open.


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