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

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