The "new direction" that Yoffie brought to the URJ had more form than substance. In the end, his new tack demolished Reform's prophetic universalism and replaced it with a series of initiatives alien to Reform. So the world could be (and was) going to hell in a handbasket, and Yoffie centered on issues that had peripheral importance. His unfocused approach plus the economic slide became the perfect storm for aimlessly drifting through a very hostile sea, with no bearing, no compass, no real agenda. No giant.
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from the article: Rabbi Yoffie’s legacy: ‘old ideas’ for Reform Judaism