The 39 rabbis who signed the petition against renting homes to non-Jews is a blot on Israel and interpretation of Judaism. Not only that it alienated many Jews from Judaism and I include myself in that category. If it would be an insignificant number of rabbis as then we could say "This is not representative of Judaism". Unfortunately those rabbinical signatories to this racist letter are senior rabbis who have high positions in municipalities around the country and are chief rabbis then we must bow our heads in shame. /the bright side is that diaspora rabbis do not hold these racist views and have come out against this. Something is not right in religious Jewish education in Israel that allows for this. If priest in non-Jewish countries would come out with a ruling preventing Jews from renting homes from non-Jews, the hue and cry of antisemitism would be fast in coming and quite rightly so.
from the article: Hundreds of rabbis around the world decry anti-Arab religious ruling