WHEREAS, since the beginning of Jewish History, the teachers of our faith from the prophets of the Bible to the Rabbi today have regarded the precepts of Judaism as ideals which must be applied directly to the life of society; and
WHEREAS, the principle of the freedom of the pulpit is consonant with the essential democracy of our faith as well as of our nation;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS IN CONVENTION ASSEMBLED
That we affirm the inherent right of the Rabbis of our congregations to express freely their views and their interpretations of Jewish doctrines in the light of contemporary life. We proclaim equally the right of the congregant to dissent from the views articulated from the pulpitt.