Who is responsible for Israel's rupture with Diaspora Jewry?

The crisis between Israel and world Jewry has nothing to do with Israel's non-recognition of the Reform and Conservative movements. Opinion.Tzvi Lev, 11/23/2017, 6:51 PM

Letter to rabbis who did not join the POTUS New Year phonecall

How easy it is to forget to judge oneself - and how hard to forgive what one sees as a sin - even if one is a rabbi. William K. Langfan, 9/20/2017, 5:19 AM

The disappearing Jews

The US intermarriage rate in 1950 was 6%. By 1974 it had risen to 25%. And today? Simply out of control. Do something. Shmuel Sackett, 9/7/2017, 6:22 AM

Why are leading Reform rabbis on the pro-boycott NIF leadership list?

Temple Israel of White Plains, Temple Beth-El of Great Neck and Central Synagogue Members must demand their rabbis stop supporting Israel boycotts through the New Israel Fund. Ronn Torossian, 9/3/2017, 2:18 PM

Supreme Court holds major hearing on Western Wall status

The Chief Rabbinate and Reform, Conservative movements face off Thursday at crucial hearing over government's freezing of Western Wall plan.Tzvi Lev, 8/31/2017, 10:18 AM

Reform Movement: Give us access to entire Western Wall Plaza

Reform movement tells Supreme Court it no longer accepts compromise deal, wants mixed-gender prayer services across Western Wall area.Tzvi Lev, 8/28/2017, 10:00 AM

TV station fined for not interviewing Reform movement reps

Jewish Heritage Channel penalized for not including Reform, Conservative movement representatives.Tzvi Lev, 8/8/2017, 3:03 PM

Orthodoxy and Reform

In the Bet Hillel-Bet Shammai dispute, both sides are within the halakhic loop.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/18/2017, 6:49 AM

The Reform Movement came late to the party

They will learn to live with it, just as we Modern Orthodox/ srugim (of the knitted kippot) live with and still passionately love Israel even after Gush Katif and even though many of us wish the Chief Rabbinate sometimes were more oriented towards usRabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 6/28/2017, 1:07 PM

Study finds 80% of Reform clergy are Democrats

Yale study finds that vast majority of Reform and Conservative clergy in US affiliate as Democrats, while 40% of Orthodox rabbis do.JTA, 6/13/2017, 10:52 AM

Saperstein named senior policy adviser for Reform Movement

Former high-ranking diplomat for Obama Administration to resume work to "advance the Union of Reform Judaism’s core priorities."JTA, 3/21/2017, 10:59 PM

Sharansky: Reform Jewry the 'final defense' before assimilation

Natan Sharansky, among those spearheading the 'Kotel plan', called for greater openness towards Reform Jews.Hezki Baruch, 12/27/2016, 2:06 PM

If this is what Reform call Judaism, I give up on it

Interior Minister Deri today in the Knesset: "Reform Jews are our brothers but cause a lot of damage to Judaism."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 7:24 PM

Report: Jewish Agency pushing Reform movement's agenda

Liba Center releases new report on Jewish Agency's role in promoting Reform, Conservative Judaism in Israel.Benny Tocker, 7/5/2016, 3:15 PM

Poll: 62% support right of non-Orthodox to use public mikvehs

Poll shows majority of Israelis opposed to 'Mikveh Law' which would bar non-Orthodox conversions in public mikvehs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2016, 11:37 AM

Meeting between Netanyahu and chief rabbis canceled

Scheduled meeting on allocation of a non-Orthodox prayer space at the Kotel abruptly canceled.Hezki Baruch, 3/6/2016, 3:46 AM

Shas Rabbi says Reform Jews are 'idolaters'

Rabbi David Yosef attacks Reform Movement as 'not Jewish', promises to ‘fight on and not surrender the Kotel’.Shoshana Miskin, 2/29/2016, 11:05 AM

MK Eichler: Netanyahu was bought by Reform Jews

Haredi MK accuses 'most senior politician,' other ministers of having been bribed by Reform Jews in US; 'this is buying the government.'Michal Levy, 2/28/2016, 9:59 PM

Council of Torah Sages discusses growth of Reform movement

Hasidic body convenes to discuss growing Reform influence. 'Connection between Netanyahu and Reform - twist of the knife.'Haim Lev, 2/24/2016, 5:21 PM

Ex-Prime Minister's ruling on Kotel authority

In discussion over authority transfer for new Reform prayer space, Chief Rabbi brings Levy Eshkol's words from after the Six Day War.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 2/21/2016, 5:14 PM

Reform Movement preparing for 'revolution' in Israel?

After string of victories, head of Reform Movement in Israel hints at wider agenda to radically change religious status-quo.David Rosenberg, 2/14/2016, 1:35 PM

High Court allows Reform 'conversions' in public mikvehs

Chief Rabbi slams ruling that allows Reform and Conservative 'conversions' in Be'er Sheva mikvehs.Gil Ronen, 2/12/2016, 1:16 AM

Historic letter by leading rabbis forbids Kotel division

In light of new Reform prayer space, letter from top rabbis in early 1970s published, revealing fierce opposition to division into sections.Hezki Baruch, 2/4/2016, 10:59 PM

Will the Palestinians thwart Reform Kotel plaza?

PA religious leadership strongly condemns planned new non-Orthodox prayer section at 'Muslim site,' calling it breach of international law.Dalit Halevi, 2/3/2016, 7:56 AM

Reform prayer section to erase last signs of Temple destruction

Archaeologist warns government compromise to expand non-Orthodox Kotel prayer section will destroy priceless Jewish heritage.Shimon Cohen, 2/1/2016, 7:17 PM

Deri vows: Reform Movement will never get gov't recognition

Shas leader opposes gov’t decision to expand non-Orthodox mixed prayer section. 'Although they are Jews, they will not get recognition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2016, 9:58 AM

Jewish Home divided on Reform prayer at Kotel

Uri Ariel blasts change to 'status quo' at Kotel while Bennett and Shaked appear primed to vote in favor of proposal to allow Reform prayer.Hezki Baruch, 1/31/2016, 9:54 AM

Government to acknowledge Reform movement for first time

Government expected to accept recommendations on Kotel: 'The Jewish Home should be raising a rumpus."Uzi Baruch, 1/30/2016, 9:54 PM

'How to talk to Reform Jews'

Following Naftali Bennett's controversial visit to Conservative shul, Ex-Prisoner of Zion Mendelevich explains how it is done.Hezki Baruch, 12/17/2015, 8:07 PM

The RCA’s response to movements altering Halakhic practices and values

Until Christian denominations began ordaining women, even the Jewishly non-halakhic Reform Judaism and Conservative Judaism groups never ordained women. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/30/2015, 4:07 PM

Israeli leftists call on liberal US Jews to help fight the Right

At biennial US Reform Judaism conference, Labor MK and Haaretz columnist call for united front to help the Left regain power.Ari Soffer, 11/8/2015, 9:56 AM