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

Rabbis rebuke Rabbis for attacks on Trump

Orthodox rabbinic group slams rabbis from non-Orthodox Jewish movements for attacking Trump but defending Obama.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2017, 8:55 PM

Open letter to (non-Orthodox) rabbis who cancelled Trump phonecall

Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist rabbis cancelled their annual call to POTUS over Charlottesville. They must not have noticed Obama's anti-Semitic actions, because they always called him. Jeff Dunetz, 8/26/2017, 8:33 PM

These rabbis have boycotted President Trump before

Jacoby knew what he was saying when he wrote that"liberalism has superseded Judaism as the religion of most American Jews." David Wega, 8/25/2017, 10:09 AM

Reform movement slams Trump, nixes holiday conference call

Leaders of Reform movement cancel annual holiday conference call with president in protest of Trump's response to Charlottesville attack.David Rosenberg, 8/24/2017, 7:16 PM

'An absolute desecration - this time they crossed the line'

'Women of the Wall' members reportedly caught sneaking Torah scrolls wrapped around their bodies into Western Wall plaza.David Rosenberg, 8/23/2017, 10:29 AM

Suspect arrested on suspicion of threatening Reform, atheists

39 year old man suspected of vandalism against Reform synagogue, sending threatening notes to atheists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2017, 5:33 PM

Labor chief: Israel needs to recognize Reform conversions

'We need to give the Reform a part of the Western Wall,' says Avi Gabbay, adding that Israel needs to recognize Reform conversions.Haim Lev, 7/19/2017, 12:49 PM

Senior Shas rabbi: We don't hate Reform Jews - we pity them

Rabbi David Yosef, brother of Chief Rabbi, says haredim don't hate Reform Jews - but hate Reform movement.David Rosenberg, 7/18/2017, 11:55 AM

Rabbi Riskin, they are brothers, not partners

Reform and Conservative leaders do not share Orthodox rabbis' goals. And even if you believe they do, the end does not justifuy the means.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 7/7/2017, 12:18 AM

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