Reform and Us - cooperation or conflict?

Rabbi Riskin's remarks calling Reform movement 'partners' draws call for liberal religious Zionist soul-searching on Halakha, Reform.Mordechai Sones, 7/6/2017, 9:40 PM

Deri calls halakhic state threat 'One big lie'

Deri answers Reform attacks and criticism from Jewish Home ministers: 'I established Chief Rabbinate? Rabbi Kook established it.'Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2017, 4:39 PM

Haredi MK: I'd sit with an Arab - but not a Reform Jew

Finance Committe chairman blasts Reform movement's criticism of Conversion Law: 'Reform movement delegitimizes Judaism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 10:14 PM

'Where were the Reform during the Obama years?'

Chairman of United Torah Judaism faction calls on Reform Jews to move to Israel and express their opinions in Israeli elections.Benny Tocker, 6/29/2017, 8:12 AM

Friedman criticizes the Reform movement

Ambassador to Israel calls for Jewish unity, expresses disappointment that a Jewish organization could rethink its support for Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 6/28/2017, 12:04 AM

Prophecy? What Ben Gurion said to the Reform Movement

In 1970, Israel's legendary Prime Minister, a secular Jew, had his own message for worried Reform leaders. Op-ed.David Bedein, 6/27/2017, 2:16 PM

Israel looks to end crisis with Diaspora Jews

Bennett, Shaked intensify efforts to find compromise, prevent break between Israel and American Jewish leaders.Nitsan Keidar, 6/27/2017, 2:12 PM

'Reform Jews, stay in America and don't interfere here'

Haredi MK praises PM's decision to freeze Western Wall plan, calls on Reform Jews to stay in US - and out of Israeli politics.Haim Lev, 6/27/2017, 12:58 PM

Shas MK: Reform movement doesn't really care about the Kotel

Minister questions outrage of Reform movement following cancellation of Western Wall plan. 'They don't believe in the Kotel or Holy Temple.'Tal Polon, 6/27/2017, 9:05 AM

Reform movement launches first Latin American rabbinical school

Buenos Aires school to ordain Reform rabbis for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.JTA, 6/26/2017, 8:20 PM

'Reform wants recognition, but we will not agree to it'

Agriculture Minister praises decision to rescind Western Wall deal. 'We prevented unnecessary division.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 10:11 PM

Government freezes pro-Reform Western Wall plan

Religious parties score win as plan to create mixed-gender prayer area at Western Wall for Reform Movement shelved.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2017, 3:41 PM

Gafni: The Palestinians were here before us

UTJ MK admits to holding leftist political positions, and that he only sides with the right because of his opposition to the Reform movementArutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2017, 5:06 PM

PM, haredi leaders hold secret meeting over Western Wall deal

PM, Attorney General ask leaders of haredi parties to support freezing deal to allow Reform prayers at Kotel rather than cancelling deal.Gary Willig, 6/2/2017, 12:05 PM

Reform leaders describe "sense of vulnerability" under Trump

At biennial Reform movement conference, liberal leaders describe feelings of 'vulnerability' in the wake of Trump's election.JTA, 5/2/2017, 2:01 PM

'Reform Jews are Wicked Son mentioned in Haggadah'

Rabbi David Yosef, son of late Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, slams Reform Jews.Haim Lev, 4/3/2017, 2:15 PM

Reform: Protect undocumented immigrants from deportation

Reform movement urges synagogues to protect immigrants facing deportation.JTA, 4/1/2017, 10:43 PM

The Reform budget: Are they hiding the truth?

Education Ministry denies funding Reform movement - but documents show ministry gives Reform tens of thousands of shekels a year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2017, 11:34 AM

Reform leaders have 'candid' meeting with PM

Delegation of Reform leaders tell PM of their concerns about Israeli policy after praising Abbas.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 3/13/2017, 8:57 PM

Reform movement leaders meet with Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah

Delegation of American Reform leaders meets with Palestinian Authority chief and Holocaust-denier Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.JTA, 3/10/2017, 7:31 AM

Friedman 'excellent choice' for US ambassador

Republicans Overseas Israel head Marc Zell dismisses Reform criticism of US ambassador appointment and sees David Friedman as 'ideal choice'Yoel Domb, 2/20/2017, 10:02 PM

Orthodox Union praises Trump Supreme Court pick; Reform laments

Reform Movement says Trump's Supreme Court pick's conservative record 'deeply troubling', while Orthodox Union calls choice 'encouraging'.Ron Kampeas, Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2017, 8:11 AM

'Cancel the Western Wall reform plan'

Haredi parties and Chief Rabbinate call on government to cancel deal granting Reform movement prayer space at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2017, 6:49 PM

Jewish Home voters reject Reform Prayer at Western Wall

Survey shows Jewish Home voters and haredim overwhelmingly reject granting prayer space to Reform movement at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2017, 8:33 PM

Interior Minister: No recognition for Reform Movement

Aryeh Deri told a delegation of 100 Sephardic Rabbis that granting recognition to the Reform Movement would harm the Jewish people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2016, 6:04 PM

Funding for Reform organizations passed despite opposition

The Jerusalem City Council agreed to fund two organizations affiliated with the Reform Movement of National Religious objections.Eliran Aharon, 11/30/2016, 10:31 PM

Graffiti and knife found near Ra'anana Reform synagogue

Graffiti accusing of blasphemy and a knife were found in front of a Reform synagogue this morning in Ra’anana.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2016, 10:46 AM

'They have turned the site into a pile of garbage'

Noted archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar describes the severity of damage caused by construction of 'egalitarian' prayer space at Western Wall.Hezki Baruch, 11/22/2016, 7:09 PM

Rabbi Amar tells it like it is

Reform Jews are not in the same category as their leaders. Tzvi Fishman, 11/20/2016, 9:58 PM

'They are terrorizing the rabbis'

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem responds to criticism of his comments of LGBTs and the Reform Movement, says they are trying to destroy tradition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2016, 1:09 PM

'I'm Zionist, secular - and Orthodox'

Science and Technology Minister favors Kotel agreement, says left needs to learn to accept election losses in both Israel and US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2016, 4:39 PM

Judaism 'fan club' gaining new members

Interfaith Conference: Reform, Conservative congregations increasingly welcome intermarried into the Jewish community.Hillel Fendel, 11/10/2016, 6:49 PM

Haredi newspaper:Yigal Amir acted from 'Reform' motives

Haredi newspaper claims that Yigal Amir acted from motives similar to those of Reform movement when he murdered Prime Minister Rabin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2016, 9:53 AM

Western Wall had gender separation 115 years ago

Liba Center releases history of partition between men and women at western wall, showing that partition existed 115 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 10:26 PM

'Launch criminal investigation of Women of the Wall'

Liba Center calls for criminal investigation into actions of leftist groups which led to brawl at Kotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2016, 9:15 PM

Rabbinate exits Western Wall tour over Reform participation

Israeli Rabbinate backs out of Knesset committee's tour of Western Wall after Reform movement says it will take part.Hezki Baruch, 11/6/2016, 7:18 PM

Reform, Conservative leaders to march with Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall march to the Kotel to be supported by leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements from the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2016, 4:33 PM

Conservatives, Reform sue over Western Wall egalitarian plan

Reform and Conservative movements ask Supreme Court to order government to follow through on egalitarian prayer area next to the Kotel.JTA, 10/7/2016, 4:58 AM

An open letter to American Reform Jewry

Perhaps US Reform Jewry should check into the movement's practices in Israel before fighting for recognition. David Bedein, 10/5/2016, 8:35 AM

Reform movement to campaign against Israel on Rosh Hashanah

Reform, Conservative movements launch campaign after bids to gain recognition in Israel fail. Foreign Ministry calls to 'pacify' tension.Gary Willig, 10/2/2016, 1:36 PM

Leftists and Reform Jews protest against anti-assimilation group

Leftist and Reform activists protested against right-wing Lehava's goals and activities.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2016, 3:12 PM

Reform Movement petitions for legal action against Tzfat rabbi

The Reform Movement presented an appeal to the Supreme Court, demanding that legal action be taken against the Chief Rabbi of Tzfat.Arutz Sheva, 9/14/2016, 10:04 PM

Supreme Court: Why hasn't Kotel plan been executed?

Court rips government for failure to implement its decision to create a prayer space for Reform movement in Kotel Plaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2016, 12:39 PM

MK vows 'world war' to stop gov't funding of Reform mikvahs

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 wedding ceremonies

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 two 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 Movement 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 Movement is trying to uproot halacha

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

Reform worshippers clash with haredi protesters at Western 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 Netanyahu: No deals with Reform movement

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 against haredi MKs

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