Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Indiana Board of Rabbis denounces billboard mocking Prophet Muhammad


We call for the billboard’s immediate removal. We stand in solidarity and friendship with our Hoosier sisters and brothers who are Muslim.

File photo: Indiana Board of Rabbis, December 12, 2016
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By Announcement | June 12, 2017

'We will continue to promote tolerance, understanding and good will'

The Indiana Board of Rabbis denounces the anonymously posted billboard on Interstate 465, which attacks Islam by denigrating its prophet. We repudiate the billboard’s reference to Jews as a justification for its disparaging message.

Jewish tradition recognizes the vast power of words to create or destroy. The Jewish sages of old likened “the evil tongue” to murder. The right to free speech in America does not give license to the dissemination of hatred.

We call for the billboard’s immediate removal. We stand in solidarity and friendship with our Hoosier sisters and brothers who are Muslim. And we will continue to promote tolerance, understanding and good will among all the faith communities in our state.


Rabbi Aaron Spiegel
Chair, Indianapolis

Rabbi Shelley Goldman
Co-chair, Indianapolis

Rabbi Brian Besser
Bloomington

Rabbi Philip Cohen
West Lafayette

Rabbi Scott Fox
Indianapolis

Rabbi Stanley Halpern
Carmel

Rabbi Mitchell Kornspan
Fort Wayne

Rabbi Gary Mazo
Evansville

Rabbi Bruce Pfeffer
Indianapolis

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Indianapolis

Rabbi Dennis Sasso
Indianapolis

Rabbi Marla Joy Subeck Spanjer
Fort Wayne

Rabbi Faedra Weiss
Indianapolis

Rabbi Lew Weiss
Indianapolis

Rabbi Paula Winnig
Indianapolis

Rabbi Len Zukrow
Munster


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