Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is "not kosher" -- meaning she is not fit to serve on the court -- according to more than 850 Orthodox Jewish members of the Rabbinical Alliance of America.
Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman for the alliance, told the Cybercast News Service (CNS) website that "a great deal has been made about the fact that she would be the second Jewish woman on the court, and we want to signal to people across the country that we take no pride in this."
Levin added, "We feel that Elena Kagan turns traditional Judaism on its head -- from a concept of a nation of priests and holy people, she is turning it into, 'Let's homosexualize every segment of society. And by the way, partial-birth babies have no right to be delivered.'"
In a statement issued on June 24, 2010, the rabbinical alliance called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to refuse to confirm Kagan to succeed the outgoing justice John Paul Stevens. Senate confirmation hearings for Kagan began today (June 28, 2010).