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Jewish Group Runs Advertisement Criticizing Glenn Beck

More than 250 rabbis, Christian clergy, Jewish leaders and other supporters signed on to a Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizing Glenn Beck’s comments about the organization.

The ad, which appeared in the most recent edition of the Forward, was part of an ongoing feud between the conservative Fox TV host and Jewish Funds for Justice.

On his May 28 show, Beck read comments from a Washington Post column by Jewish Funds for Justice President Simon Greer, who wrote that “government makes our country function. To put God first is to put humankind first. To put humankind first is to put the common good first.”

Beck said this logic led to the Holocaust.

“This leads to death camps,” he said. “A Jew, of all people, should know that. This is exactly the kind of talk that led to the death camps in Germany.”

The ad responded that “In the wake of this attack on our shared values, we are grateful to so many leaders for standing with us. Because of your support, Jewish Funds for Justice can continue to speak out against this kind of demagoguery and advocate for real solutions to the pressing challenges facing millions of Americans.”

Jewish Funds for Justice had targeted Beck previously with a Twitter campaign in which people tweeted haikus about social justice to Beck.

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