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MK vows 'world war' against Reform mikvah funding

Finance Committee chair pledges to derail plan to use taxpayer funds to build mikvahs for Reform conversions.JTA, 8/10/2016, 9:33 PM

Reform and the limits of acceptance

There is a basic problem with the Reform Movement's outlook on Judaism. Rabbi Amital zt"l, of Har Etzion Hesder Yeshiva, considered a moderate, explains. And he refers specifically to LGBT issues. Menachem Ben-Mordechai, 8/7/2016, 9:24 AM

Rabbinate bashes ads for liberal weddings

Rabbinate calls ad 'misleading.' Ad organizers: 'more and more people object to the Rabbinate's monopoly on wedding officiating.'Tal Polon, 8/2/2016, 4:58 PM

Reform Movement calls to sanction leading rabbis

Reform Movement calls to punish Rabbis Yaakov Ariel and David Yosef for 'unfitting' statements against homosexuals, Women of the Wall.Reut Hadar, 7/24/2016, 4:45 PM

Isn't Rabbi Soloveitchik's opinion good enough?

An American rabbi weighs in on Rabbi Levenstein's remarks.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 7/21/2016, 8:54 AM

Reform protest anti-assimilation activist Gopstein

Head of anti-assimilation group Lehava calls to demonstrate against upcoming LGBT parade in Jerusalem-- and arouses ire of Reform activists.Reut Hadar, 7/19/2016, 12:29 PM

Rabbi Levinstein: 'Reform is really Christianity'

Eli pre-military academy head denounces Reform Movement, 'bad values' in IDF Education Corps.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2016, 9:50 PM

Reform leaders demand prayer space at Western Wall

Leaders of the reform movement send letter to Netanyahu demanding mixed-gender prayer space at Western Wall for liberal streams of JudaismTal Polon, 7/12/2016, 8:06 PM

Former MK: Reform Jews are uprooting halacha

Former Shas MK Rabbi Nissim Ze'ev decries Reform attempts to take over Kotel.Benny Tucker, 7/9/2016, 9:46 PM

Reform clash with haredi protesters at Wall

Tensions run high as Reform and Conservative visitors clash with protesters at Western Wall, amid controversy over 'alternative' prayers.Shai Landesman, 7/7/2016, 11:39 AM

The critical difference between the Reform Movement and secular Jewry

​Arutz Sheva has received a position paper written for the Zion and Jerusalem Conference to take place next week on the topic of  the Reform Movement and Israel.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 7/6/2016, 7:38 AM

Chief rabbis warn PM: No deals with Reform

Rabbis Yosef and Lau say Reform movement must not gain influence in Israel, especially at the Western Wall.Gil Ronen, 6/29/2016, 9:46 PM

Reform Movement appeals to Ethics Committee

Reform Movement asks Ethics Committee to investigate haredi MKs for walking out of meetings.Haim Lev, 6/21/2016, 2:43 PM

With partners like these...

It is not merely the idea that Reform and Conservative leaders are partners with the Orthodox that must be questioned. These liberal movements believe that they know Israel's needs better than those who live there. Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 6/20/2016, 11:10 AM

Reform, Conservative Movements are not our allies

The Reform and Conservative movements are not allies, but pose a clear danger to Jewish continuity.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/15/2016, 1:05 PM

MK Gafni on Mivkeh Law: No compromise

Finance Committee chairman objects to the possibility of the Jewish Agency building Mikvaot for Reform movement.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/13/2016, 10:12 AM

Compromise reached over Mikveh law

As part of Knesset Law regarding ritual baths, 2-4 Reform and Conservative Mikvaot will be built.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2016, 9:11 AM

Glick: 'I prayed at a Reform temple several times'

Freshman MK tells Haaretz: 'I don't see a reason not to pray at a Reform synagogue, if someone wants a female rabbi, it's not a problem.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2016, 6:15 PM

Archaeologists warn 'Reform Kotel' erases history

Israeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.Ari Yashar, 4/7/2016, 7:11 PM

Is Israel 'pushing away' non-Orthodox Jews?

WATCH: Yair Lapid recently attacked MKs who criticize Reform Jews, says they're destroying Israel's relationship with Diaspora Jewry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 10:21 PM

Netanyahu sides with the Reform Movement

Netanyahu denounces Shas MKs' statements against Reform Jews. 'Attacks on any part of the Jewish people are inappropriate, unacceptable.'Nitsan Keidar, 3/24/2016, 7:36 PM

A declining Reform Movement wants to Reform Israel

The Reform movement rejects Jewish Law and the Western Wall's sanctity. Over 60% of its members intermarry. While all Jews are welcome, the movement itself should not get official religious recognition in the Jewish State.Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 3/22/2016, 10:08 PM

'Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers'

Tempers flare in Knesset over mikveh bill. Religious Services Minister: 'Judaism isn't theater.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/16/2016, 10:52 PM

Reform movement warns Netanyahu

In message to PM, Reform leaders demand Kotel decision remain, indicate compromise on mikvaot. Netanyahu promises to help 'quietly.'Chaim Lev, 3/15/2016, 9:43 PM

Haredi MKs warn PM: 'It's either us or the reform'

Following Knesset approval of Mikveh bill, Minister of Health says United Torah Judaism gave a clear message to Netanyahu.Chaim Lev, Shoshana Miskin, 3/14/2016, 10:58 AM

Women of the Wall break their promises

In negotiations on new Reform Kotel prayer space Women of Wall promised AG not to smuggle in Torah scrolls - today they were at it again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2016, 11:14 AM

Israelis ignore Reform movement, despite influence

Pew survey shows Reform Movement has failed to gain a following in Israel, despite its powerful political influence.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2016, 4:06 PM

MK Ariel: We won't back down on Kotel

Jewish Home MK demands gov't maintain status quo, not recognize Reform movement in Kotel Plaza changes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2016, 1:23 PM

Report: PM reconsidering Kotel reform

As religious opposition grows to Kotel Plaza changes, PM reportedly forced to consider altering plan for Reform section.David Rosenberg, 3/6/2016, 10:20 AM

Reform Kotel clash reaches a climax

Chief Rabbis to meet PM demanding he cancel new prayer space and recognition of Reform, as Minister Ariel skips gov't meeting in protest.Ari Yashar, 3/5/2016, 9:13 PM

Protesters to Relig Min: Don't give in to Reform

Dozens gather outside of Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulai's house with signs reading 'One Kotel - One People,' 'No to Reform money.'Shimon Cohen, 3/1/2016, 11:26 AM

Women's group smuggles Torah into Kotel, again

Despite the allocation of a non-Orthodox section, ‘Original Women of the Wall’ bring a Torah into the Kotel complex, generating provocation.Shoshana Miskin, 2/29/2016, 1:33 PM

Right-wing TV must show Reform Movement positively

Cable and Satellite Council chair warns that channel's role is to express 'range of public opinions, approaches, movements.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/29/2016, 1:31 PM

On the Reform Movement and Israel

The Reform Movement cannot be considered a religious stream in Judaism, but its Jewish members are our brothers.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/29/2016, 9:04 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

Haredim fume as Reform Movement takes victory lap

Massive Reform delegation invited to Knesset, visits planned Kotel plaza as haredim plan response.David Rosenberg, 2/25/2016, 2:20 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 '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

'Coalition should have collapsed on Reform Kotel'

Ex-Minister Yishai slams haredi and religious parties for not saying 'no' to new prayer space, calls Reform 'disappearing Judaism.'Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2016, 5:15 PM

Deri vows: Reform 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

How to 'reframe' Israel - fairly and accurately

Part II: A proposal to improve the new US-Hebrew school curriculum which currently 'reframes' Israel through Arab lenses.Hillel Fendel, 1/11/2016, 3:32 PM

'If Reform kept out, US Jews drop Israel support'

US Jewish coalition visits to pressure Israel to create non-observant 'alternatives' to Chief Rabbinate; 'Judaism a universal matter.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2015, 8:43 PM

Haredi MKs furious over Netanyahu Reform comments

UTJ Health Minister warns pledge by prime minister to support Reform, Conservative movements in breach of coalition agreements.Ari Soffer, 11/10/2015, 10:05 PM

Reform Jews launch extreme pro-transgender policy

Despite Jewish law, Reform movement passes policy for transgender rabbis, 'gender-neutral' toilets, and 'cultural training.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2015, 6:56 PM

Jerusalem Municipality Funds Reform College

Municipality approves funding for Hebrew Union College. Did hareidi councilmen know what they were voting for?Gil Ronen, 7/21/2015, 9:35 AM

Anger at Minister's 'Reform Aren't Jews' Comments

President of leading American Jewish charity among critics warning Shas Religious Affairs Minister risks alienating US Jews via comments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2015, 6:49 PM

Not All Reform Jews Think Alike

Gerry Cantor describes an ardent commitment to Zionist ideals in an era where division with Israel is typifying Reform Judaism’s politics.Gedalyah Reback, 3/20/2015, 8:42 AM

Hareidi MKs Clash with Reform Movement Leader

MK Moshe Gafni demands Reform Movement head Gilad Kariv be removed from stormy committee meeting for 'hutzpah'.Hezki Baruch, 3/19/2014, 5:19 PM

Wealthy American Jews Have Abetted Iran's Nukes

48 rich Jewish American Jews have condemned Israel to an ultimate nuclear Holocaust. Mark Langfan, 3/12/2014, 11:07 PM

MK Apologizes for 'Reform isn't Jewish' Remarks

MK David Rotem opens committee by clarifying statements about Reform Judaism, apologizing for offense caused.Ari Soffer, 2/9/2014, 1:37 PM

Leaders Slam MK over 'Reform isn't Jewish' Remark

Reform leaders in the U.S. slammed MK David Rotem for saying that Reform Judaism wasn't really “Jewish,” but a “different religion".David Lev, 2/6/2014, 11:06 AM

Response to URJ Convention Speech

You can't have it both ways. You can't respect Maimonides' wisdom and negate the basic principles he mandated.Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui , 12/23/2013, 11:10 AM

Anger at Netanyahu for 'Embracing' Reform Judaism

Hareidi leaders quoted as saying PM 'deepened the damage to the hareidi public' with address to Reform movement.Gil Ronen, 12/17/2013, 12:57 PM

'Reform Jews have Gone Too Far'

Dep. Min. Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan says only Orthodoxy can keep Jews in Israel from being split in two.Gil Ronen, 11/14/2013, 10:42 PM

Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?

Rabbi David Stav argues that giving orthodox Jewish tradition a monopoly is better than the alternative.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2013, 9:18 PM

Lapid Adds Reform Judaism to ‘Jewish Identity’

Lapid continues campaign for equal status for Reform, Conservative Jewish movements.Maayana Miskin, 9/1/2013, 4:27 PM

Lapid: Rabbinate Irrelevant

Lapid: Rabbinate ‘irrelevant' - what Israel needs is civil marriage, gay marriage and freedom from religion.Maayana Miskin, 7/25/2013, 4:45 PM