Reform ruffled over Tzipi Hotovely appointment

North American Reform Movement President: 'Hotoveli as Diaspora Minister is like appointing pacifist Defense Minister.'Mordechai Sones, 1/6/2020, 6:25 PM

Reform movement votes to back reparations for African-Americans

Union for Reform Judaism declares its support for reparations for the descendants of slaves in the US.Ben Sales, JTA, 12/16/2019, 8:46 AM

Jews who are leading us away from peace.

People like the head of the Reform Movement are still trying to drag a dead two-state camel through burning Palestinian sand toward a distant oasis, but it is no oasis, it is a mirage called “peace.” Barry Shaw, 11/21/2019, 3:59 PM

The culture war over Jewish values

The real 'Jewish values' are not necessarily whatever is trending and perhaps observant Jews should take back that expression before it is too late. Rafael Castro, 11/12/2019, 7:47 AM

Antisemitism on the rise and Jews are divided

Whatever happened to the idea of Am Yisrael? The people of Israel? When did we start playing with identity politics? Diane Weber Bederman, 10/12/2019, 9:18 PM

Reform rabbis to perform IDF funerals?

IDF chief rabbi instructs military rabbinate to respect families' wishes after State tells court Reform rabbis to perform military funeralsArutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2019, 10:45 PM

Reverend Al Sharpton and his friends in the Reform Movement

Words such as “apologize,” “sorry,” and “Crown Heights” never crossed his lips. It’s sad that the leaders of Reform Judaism did not insist on a full apology before—or at least during—Sharpton’s address. Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 5/30/2019, 9:40 AM

US Reform leader asks why Ashrawi not allowed into country

Reform President Rick Jacobs questions decision not to grant PA official Hanan Ashrawi visa to entere the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2019, 9:28 PM

Poll: Just 3% of Israelis back Women of the Wall movement

Poll by Reform movement shows just 3% of Israelis support goals of Women of the Wall, 7% support recognition of non-Orthodox Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2019, 7:34 PM

President of Reform movement: A huge victory

President of Union for Reform Judaism welcomes Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify Ben-Ari from running in the upcoming elections.Reut Hadar, 3/18/2019, 5:04 AM

Journalism’s Longest War: The New York Times Versus Zionism and Israel

Review: Jerold S. Auerbach, Print to Fit: The New York Times, Zionism and Israel: 1896-2016. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2019.Professor Edward Alexander, 3/17/2019, 9:40 AM

Is an Islamic Reformation possible?

Christianity went through a Reformation in the 16th century. Can Islam do the same in the 21st? Rafael Castro, 1/29/2019, 7:48 AM

Abolish the Rabbinate?

The suggestion that the Chief Rabbinate be abolished engendered the idea of abolishing something else.Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, 12/14/2018, 7:02 AM

The Chief Rabbinate must remain in Orthodox hands

Making the Rabbinate more user friendly cannot come at the expense of Halakha. It makes clear what kind of conversion is legitimate and what kind is not - in our day.Rabbi Harry Maryles, 12/3/2018, 5:39 PM

Historic Reform Kutz camp for young leaders to shut down

Over-50-year-old Kutz Camp to train teen leaders to close after 2019 summer session.JTA, 11/29/2018, 10:23 PM

The Federation’s General Assembly - A squandered opportunity

Rolling into town with PR spin doctors may create a few headlines, but will not produce much substance. Leah Aharoni, 10/21/2018, 11:15 AM

More Israelis identify as Reform - but few are active members

New study shows that despite large number of Israelis who identify with Reform or Conservative movements, few becoming actively involved.David Rosenberg, 10/16/2018, 1:20 PM

This is the greatest threat to liberal Judaism

Many liberal Jews are uncomfortable with Jewish particularism, asserting that it is an illiberal idea whose time has passed. Ammiel Hirsch, 10/6/2018, 9:21 PM

Likud MK to haredi lawmakers: Recognize non-Orthodox movements

Coalition MK calls on haredi leaders to recognize other 'streams' of Judaism. 'This is their state too.'Benny Toker, 9/6/2018, 10:59 PM

Court order clears way for Reform synagogue in central Israel

Hod Hasharon Reform community center wins court battle against city, winning right to build 13,000 square foot building.JTA, 8/27/2018, 7:52 AM

Stone falls at Western Wall: 'Food for thought'

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Dov Kalmanovitch says timing of fall of stone from Western Wall into egalitarian section 'raises many questions.'Uzi Baruch, 7/23/2018, 7:35 PM

British teen leader sparks new controversy with Israel tour job

Reform Movement youth leader who participated in 'Kaddish for Gaza' joins Israel tour sponsored by Liberal Judaism.JTA, 7/17/2018, 7:22 PM

Reform leader slams 'hate attack' by MK

Reform President Rick Jacobs blasts MK Yinon Azoulay for blaming Reform Jews for recent earthquakes, says will work to change status quo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2018, 10:22 AM

New Reform liturgy to expunge traditional 'Aleinu' prayer

Reform movement's new updated Hebrew-language prayer book expunges classic prayer over concerns that it is offensive to non-Jews.Tzvi Lev, 7/4/2018, 5:06 PM

British youth leader fired from tour over ‘Kaddish for Gaza’

Reform movement youth leader removed as leader of youth group summer tour in Israel over participation in memorial for Gaza terrorists.JTA, 7/3/2018, 6:42 PM

'The Reforms' demand is unacceptable'

Minister Regev refuses Netanyahu's request to enlarge the mixed prayer section at the Western Wall.Ido Ben Porat, 6/28/2018, 3:36 AM

What happened to the Conservative Movement?

What caused the decline of a movement that once was seen by many as a force, for good and for bad, in American Jewish society? Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/13/2018, 10:30 AM

Ramah: We don't allow counselors to teach anti-Israel messages

Conservative camps respond after some counselors take left-wing course on Israel.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2018, 9:19 PM

Michael Chabon delivers jihad speech for Hebrew Union College

The word “Hebrew” means nothing to Chabon, and so we don’t know if it means anything to the people in the Reform Movement who invited him. Jack Engelhard, 5/31/2018, 3:14 PM

President of Hebrew Union College killed in plane crash

President of flagship institution of Reform movement killed in plane crash over weekend in Hudson Valley.JTA, 5/6/2018, 7:47 AM

The Shoah has not ended

The tragedy of intermarriage is a continuation of the Nazi Shoah and Minister Uri Ariel was correct in saying so. Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/28/2018, 11:25 PM

Israel to recognize Reform conversions - with haredi backing?

Conversion committee set up by PM, Shas leader reportedly to submit bill recognizing conversions of established Jewish communities.Gary Willig, 4/22/2018, 9:54 PM

'Supreme Court takes its cues from the Reform Movement'

Lehava Chairman Bentzi Gopstein boycotts today's hearing on Reform petition demanding his indictment; 'I'm not going to play this game.'Mordechai Sones, 3/14/2018, 1:30 PM

Police remove Reform activists from Senate office

Dozens of Reform activists arrested at protest urging Congress to protect ‘Dreamers.’JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2018, 11:39 AM

'Fighting with the Reform Movement won't help anything'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi presents his own solution to Western Wall dispute to preserve sanctity of the site while giving Reform place to pray.Hezki Baruch, 1/14/2018, 10:29 PM

State Dep. urges Israel to bar Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Annual State Dep. report shows department urged Israel to curtail Jewish prayer on Temple Mount, agree to Reform demands at Western Wall.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2018, 6:20 PM

The meaningless protests of American Jewish leftists

How do we tell those who have chosen not to live in Israel, that they have no voice in running the country? Robert Harris, 1/5/2018, 7:27 AM

'Reform movement exposing its own hypocrisy'

Reform Movement slammed for criticizing 'Hebrew Labor' website while refusing to conduct interfaith marriages in Israel.Ido Ben Porat, 12/28/2017, 9:41 PM

Jewish Agency Chair Sharansky excoriates Reform Trump criticism

'Reform response to recognition of Jerusalem was terrible...When leader of superpower recognizes Jerusalem, first you should welcome it.'Mordechai Sones, 12/12/2017, 10:07 PM

Reform Movement slams, then praises Trump's recognition of J'lem

Reform leaders express opposition to President Trump's 'ill-timed' announcement, only to backtrack a day later.David Rosenberg, 12/7/2017, 4:11 PM

'Reform leaders organized 'lynch' against Hotovely'

NY rabbi says Deputy Foreign Minister is correct in saying US Jews don't serve in army as Israelis do.Eliran Aharon:NY, 12/5/2017, 10:52 PM

European rabbis: Reform movement is today's great challenge

European rabbis gather in Finland, place emphasis on Reform movement which they say is "one of the main challenges of our time."Yoni Kempinski, 12/5/2017, 2:09 AM

Exploiting the Western Wall to incite against the Israeli government

Reform and Conservative Rabbis should stop exploring the holiness of the Western Wall to incite against the Israeli government for political reasons. Ezequiel Doiny, 11/30/2017, 4:00 PM

Reform Movement dumped from Birthright Israel

As number of participants falls, Reform Movement removed from list of trip providers for popular Birthright Israel's free 10-day tours.David Rosenberg, 11/28/2017, 10:51 PM

US Reform leaders clash with security guards at Western Wall

Rick Jacobs, president of US Reform movement among leaders involved in tussle at Jerusalem holy site.JTA, 11/16/2017, 8:41 PM

Shas MK: No apologies for 'dogs' comment

MK says he never meant to compare Reform Jews to dogs, has no intention of apologizing for misrepresentation of his comments.Hezki Baruch, 11/6/2017, 11:29 AM

Rabbis demand Reform leaders disavow anti-Orthodox rhetoric

Coalition for Jewish Values demands Association of Reform Zionists of America disavow comparison between Israelis, Orthodox to segregation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2017, 8:24 PM

Birthright drops encounters with Israeli Arabs

Meetings with Arab citizens temporarily removed from itinerary of program which brings young Diaspora Jews on free 10 day trips to Israel.JTA, 11/2/2017, 6:52 PM

'This arrest is to please the Supreme Court and Haaretz'

Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir reacts to the arrest of Lehava activists on suspicions that they 'threatened Arabs.'Tzvi Lev, 10/22/2017, 10:32 AM

Lubavitcher Rebbe's letter is a guide for Kotel mixed prayer issue

The Rebbe: "...the activities of such dissident groups cannot be recognized as Jewish religious activities within the definition of Jewish religion..." Ezequiel Doiny, 10/16/2017, 7:34 AM

'Israel must recognize Reform Movement's rights at Western Wall'

President of Union for Reform Judaism blasts Netanyahu, calls for Supreme Court to 'ensure' Reform rights.David Rosenberg, 9/24/2017, 9:18 PM

'Reform Movement is looking for backdoor path to recognition'

Netanyahu explains decision to freeze Western Wall plan pushed by Reform Movement.Eliran Aharon, 9/19/2017, 9:49 AM

Left-wing Jews protest Jerusalem Chief Rabbi at Paris synagogue

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar speaks at Paris synagogue. Liberal Jews protest over rabbi's comments criticizing Reform movement.JTA, 9/18/2017, 3:30 PM

'Don't ever compare settlements to terror - terrorism is murder'

US Ambassador slams Obama admin for comparing Israeli housing projects to terror, says Obama 'showed his true face' to Israel with UN vote.David Rosenberg, 9/18/2017, 12:51 PM

Trump invites Orthodox leaders to holiday call - snubs Reform

President to hold annual pre-Rosh Hashanah conference call with Orthodox leaders, snubs Reform movement reps who pledged to refuse invite.Ron Kampeas and Arutz Sheva, 9/15/2017, 8:07 AM

Reform petition to allow Shabbat public transit rejected

The Supreme Court rejected a petition by the Reform Movement in Israel that sought to force public transportation on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 9/11/2017, 1:59 PM

Bnei Brak man indicted for threats against Women of the Wall

Suspect allegedly planned arson of leftist NGO's office, threatened Women of the Wall leader and atheist organization.David Rosenberg, 9/5/2017, 8:24 AM