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In the midst of war, leftist US rabbis abandon Israel and Judaism

As Jewish soldiers in Israel show themselves at their best, leftist American rabbis display themselves at their worst. Opinion.

In the midst of war, leftist US rabbis abandon Israel and Judaism

The answer to our enemies – birth and aliyah

As long as there are not enough Jews in the Land of Israel, our enemies continue to live here, and murder us.

The answer to our enemies – birth and aliyah

UK’s Liberal and Reform movements merge as 'Progressive Judaism'

After 120 years, the 2 movements merge following Reform Movement's decision to accept patrilineal descent.

UK’s Liberal and Reform movements merge as 'Progressive Judaism'

Rabbi Shimshon R. HIrsch on the Parsha: Refuting a Reform Rabbi

Rabbi Hirsch shows that Torah commandments are in force despite the destruction of the ancient Jewish commonwealth.

Rabbi Shimshon R. HIrsch on the Parsha: Refuting a Reform Rabbi

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German Reform rabbi at center of scandal accused of plagiarism

Reform rabbi in Germany who was found to have abused his power is now accused of plagiarizing his dissertation.

German Reform rabbi at center of scandal accused of plagiarism

Disgraced Reform movement leader expelled from rabbinic group

Sheldon Zimmerman, a former leader of Reform institutions, expelled from Reform rabbinic association over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Disgraced Reform movement leader expelled from rabbinic group

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What’s in a Jewish name?

There is a threat to Jewish identity today, more malignant and enigmatic than physical attacks, and it comes from Jews themselves. Op-ed.

What’s in a Jewish name?

Are Liberal Jewish groups really that crazy?

Themselves treyf, they declare Ilhan Omar kosher. Op-ed.

Are Liberal Jewish groups really that crazy?

Why are J Street and the Reform Movement defending Ilhan Omar?

JStreet is not Jewish or pro-Israel, it exists solely to advance Democrats. It is anti-Israel and the Reform Movement is now the same.Op-ed.

Why are J Street and the Reform Movement defending Ilhan Omar?

Reform Movement dedicates new plaza at Taube Family campus

200 Jewish leaders gather in Jerusalem to honor Reform Jewish life, dedicate plaza at Taube Family Campus.

Reform Movement dedicates new plaza at Taube Family campus

ADL 'disturbed' that Ben-Gvir may be included in next government

Reform movement and Anti-Defamation League warn Otzma Yehudit's inclusion in gov't could lead to rift between Israel and American Jews.

ADL 'disturbed' that Ben-Gvir may be included in next government

New demand: Freeze budget allotted to Reform Movement

According to an investigation, Reform leader Gilad Kariv was part of an organization that received government funding while an acting MK.

New demand: Freeze budget allotted to Reform Movement

Did a Labor minister flout the military censor?

Diaspora Min. Nachman Shai says, 'State of Israel, IDF, acted tonight in Syria.'

Did a Labor minister flout the military censor?

I Denounce

I perceive you as desecrating our Torah, our peoplehood, and now our holy places, but we denounce violence against you.

I Denounce

Disappointing announcement:

New Jewish Agency chief speaks at the Reform Movement conference

'My daughter was called to the Torah in a Reform Temple,' Doron Almog, new Jewish Agency chief, says.

New Jewish Agency chief speaks at the Reform Movement conference

Former Reform Movement camp to be used as movie set

'Kutz Camp' used for Reform Movement's leadership program to be used in filming of upcoming movie 'Theater Camp.'

Former Reform Movement camp to be used as movie set

The Reform Movement's anti-Zionist Arab allies

Temple Tzedek Chicago has voted to repudiate Zionism because of "its injustice to the Palestinian people." Op-ed.

The Reform Movement's anti-Zionist Arab allies

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Rabbi’s misconduct involved a child. No one told his congregants

Reform congregation in Ohio comes to grips with revelations about one of its rabbis.

Rabbi’s misconduct involved a child. No one told his congregants

FROM ISRAEL'S PRESS A time to embrace and a time not to embrace

If you want to understand the danger posed by the Reform Movement, simply open this past Shabbat;s Yisrael Hayom weekend magazine Op-ed.

FROM ISRAEL'S PRESS A time to embrace and a time not to embrace

Haredi MK says Reform colleague should have been arrested

Shas MK Malkieli slams MK Kariv's 'disgraceful' conduct at Western Wall. 'He came in a despicable manner, abused his immunity.'

Haredi MK says Reform colleague should have been arrested

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Bennett refused Reform demand to approve Western Wall plan

PM Bennett concerned approval of Western Wall plan will lead to mass protests, report says.

Bennett refused Reform demand to approve Western Wall plan

Will controversial Western Wall plan be dug up again?

Israeli PM Bennett scheduled to meet next week with Reform 'rabbis' from US to discuss Western Wall compromise.

Will controversial Western Wall plan be dug up again?

Reform movement youth director accused of sexual misconduct

Reform movement’s longtime youth director named in landmark report on sexual misconduct in youth programs.

Reform movement youth director accused of sexual misconduct

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After Texas, Trump can take 40% or more of Jewish vote in 2024

Biden downplay of antisemitism in the hostage-taking and a Reform Temple that learned about Islamism the hard way,may change results.Op-ed.

After Texas, Trump can take 40% or more of Jewish vote in 2024

Reform movement protests investment in Western Wall plaza

"They could have sent a message of reconciliation to Jews around the world by implementing Western Wall Compromise plan instead."

Reform movement protests investment in Western Wall plaza

Why is the Reform Movement supporting the 'For the People Act'?

The Act includes nationwide mail-in voting, banning restrictions on ballot harvesting, banning voter ID, allowing criminal voters. Opinion.

Why is the Reform Movement supporting the 'For the People Act'?

Kotel Compromise Plan nearing implementation

Reform groups due to meet with Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday; PM expected to push for Plan within next few weeks.

Kotel Compromise Plan nearing implementation

Conversion Reform will not recognize Reform conversions

Minister Matan Kahana's draft legislation for conversion reform amended to ensure conversions will remain according to halakhic standards.

Conversion Reform will not recognize Reform conversions

Israel should not fund the Reform Movement

Reform rabbinical and cantorial students signed a letter accusing Israelis of being racists .The Reform Movement also embraces BLM. Op-ed.

Israel should not fund the Reform Movement

The Conservative Movement is no more - it has turned Reform

The Conservative Movement now Is Reform and the Reform Movement is Unitarianism without a Messiah. It is collapsing before our eyes.Op-ed.

The Conservative Movement is no more - it has turned Reform

Netherlands: Reform leader likens COVID policies to Nazi Germany

Dutch Reform leader says COVID-19 policies remind her of Nazi Germany. 'Don't play with fire.'

Netherlands: Reform leader likens COVID policies to Nazi Germany

'No chance' haredim will join govt that backs Kotel Compromise

"If the government goes ahead with the plan, we'll go out en masse to protest the desecration of the holy site."

'No chance' haredim will join govt that backs Kotel Compromise

City of Jerusalem orders Reform movement to remove billboards

Dror community claims "someone" in the municipality gave them permits to hang signs with the municipal logo. Dep. mayor Aryeh King denies.

City of Jerusalem orders Reform movement to remove billboards

The Rabbi Eliezer Melamed controversy

From the harsh, condemning tone of some of the articles opposing Rabbi Melamed's opinions, you might think he was a serial murderer.

The Rabbi Eliezer Melamed controversy

Reform Movement launches massive probe of sexual abuse claims

After string of high-profile revelations of sexual misconduct, Reform Movement opens three-pronged investigation into claims of abuse.

Reform Movement launches massive probe of sexual abuse claims

Reform MK joins Women of the Wall for prayers

Kariv, a Reform clergyman, praised the police for their respectful behavior.

Reform MK joins Women of the Wall for prayers

Judeo-progressive liberalism has taken over Reform Jewry

Progressive liberalism took the Judaism out of the Reform Movement The lesson? We must inoculate ourselves with a Torah social culture.

Judeo-progressive liberalism has taken over Reform Jewry

Non-Orthodox Rabbis who attack Israel at war in Open Letters

Let all of Israel notice that perfidious, treasonous Open Letter issued by the next wave of non-Orthodox - maybe non-Jewish - rabbis.Op-ed.

 Non-Orthodox Rabbis who attack Israel at war in Open Letters

Anti-Israel seminary students have forfeited right to be rabbis

90 self-proclaimed future 'leaders' have chosen woke purity, signing a letter critici\zing Israel while its chidren are in shelters. Op-ed.

Anti-Israel seminary students have forfeited right to be rabbis

'No' to Reform movement's presence at Western Wall

MK Maoz's first proposed piece of legislature would put an end to Supreme Court meddling in provocations surrounding the Western Wall.

'No' to Reform movement's presence at Western Wall

Haredi MK refuses to greet new Reform MK

Tensions rise on the first day of newly sworn in Knesset as the Haredi parties set a tone towards negotiating government terms.

Haredi MK refuses to greet new Reform MK

Now Israeli citizenship is like a Las Vegas wedding

Is that the hope of 2,000 years that Israel wants?  A “Jewish State” for a “Jewish People” where no one knows who really is Jewish? Op-ed.

Now Israeli citizenship is like a Las Vegas wedding

Chief Rabbi: Reform conversions 'aren't Jewish'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, excoriates Reform conversions, calling them 'not Jewish'.

Chief Rabbi: Reform conversions 'aren't Jewish'

Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

United Torah Judaism video ad under fire for comparing Reform and Conservative converts to dogs.

Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

Part II: Reform movement denounces its own ‘West Bank settlers’

Some of Tzur Hadassah’s residents are in a pickle: They risk being denounced by their own religious leaders. Op-ed.

Part II: Reform movement denounces its own ‘West Bank settlers’

MK Kahana: Haredi parties will cause Reform conversions

"Once there is a ruling on a case, there will be no turning back."

MK Kahana: Haredi parties will cause Reform conversions

Synagogue defaced. Don’t worry, though. 'It’s not about us'

The head of the Kenosha Reform Temple says 'Free Palesine' grafitti sprayed on the premises are not about Jews. How reassuring. Op-ed.

Synagogue defaced. Don’t worry, though. 'It’s not about us'

Reform rabbi bullied over political views

The contemporary trend of silencing Right-wing voices seems to have reached Reform leadership, where the Right is a minority- of one? Op-ed.

Reform rabbi bullied over political views

The Reform Rabbi who openly supports President Trump

Biden has no new ideas, but Donald Trump has an innovative peace initiative. We should support Israeli decisions, including annexation.Op-ed

The Reform Rabbi who openly supports President Trump

The last generation's Great Sages' attitude to the Reform

In Rabbi Kook’s yeshiva, it was clear that no Jews, including those who were Reform and Conservative, should be boycotted.

The last generation's Great Sages'  attitude to the Reform

A YI rabbi weighs in on Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity

The Reform Movement, like the Left, talks about equality until it is in a position of power.

A YI rabbi weighs in on Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity

Time to end the "pitched battle" destroying the Jewish People

No one, not Orthodox nor Reform, will win this battle, while our common enemy, assimilation and intermarriage, will continue to destroy.

Time to end the "pitched battle" destroying the Jewish People

A YI Rabbi weighs in: Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity, Part 1‏

We have such chaos in US Jewish life due to the Reform Movement, that if you are in Israel, you cannot begin to fathom the calamity. Op-ed.

A YI Rabbi weighs in: Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity, Part 1‏

No to the Reform Movement, yes to love for every Jew

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed's meeting with a Reform "Rabba" elicited critical responses from many of Israel's Zionist rabbis, such as this one.

No to the Reform Movement, yes to love for every Jew

A letter to the president of the Union of Reform Judaism

A letter to the president of the Union of Reform Judaism

Hotovely meets Reform leader

Diaspora Affairs Minister met this past week with the President of the the Union for Reform Judaism, who invited Hotovely to his community.

Hotovely meets Reform leader

'State needs to recognize Reform Judaism'

Blue and White leader says Israel 'only country in Western world where Jews don't have freedom of religion.'

'State needs to recognize Reform Judaism'

Reform ruffled over Tzipi Hotovely appointment

North American Reform Movement President: 'Hotoveli as Diaspora Minister is like appointing pacifist Defense Minister.'

Reform ruffled over Tzipi Hotovely appointment

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.

Reform movement votes to back reparations for African-Americans

Jews who are leading us away from peace.

Jews who are leading us away from peace.