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

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.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 18/06/2020 15:43
The Chief Rabbinate must remain in Orthodox hands

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, 03/12/2018 17:39
The Federation’s General Assembly - A squandered opportunity

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, 21/10/2018 11:15
Ugandan student denied visa to study at Israeli yeshiva

Ugandan student denied visa to study at Israeli yeshiva

Ugandan would-be student denied visa due to improperly performed conversion.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2018 11:18
More Israelis identify as Reform - but few are active members

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, 16/10/2018 13:20
Marriage activists protest by admitting guilt to the police

Marriage activists protest by admitting guilt to the police

Dozens who officiated at unregistered weddings turn themselves into police.Yoni Kempinski, 20/07/2018 17:24
'The Rabbinate does not appeal itself to Israelis'

'The Rabbinate does not appeal itself to Israelis'

Rabbi Chaim Amsalem says Chief Rabbinate has become anti-Zionist, has no right to exist if it cannot solve assimilation issue.Hezki Baruch, 20/07/2018 01:14
The Conservatives are threatening

The Conservatives are threatening

American Conservative leader outraged over interrogation of Haifa rabbi. "There will be a strong response."Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2018 00:07
Attorney General halts police interrogation

Attorney General halts police interrogation

Attorney General Mandelblit orders police to stop interrogation, investigates Conservative rabbi's actions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2018 13:07
Lapid: There's no religious freedom here

Lapid: There's no religious freedom here

Yesh Atid Chairman slams government for caving to 'haredi coercion,' claims Reform, Conservative are 'vast majority' in the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2018 13:02
What happened to the  Conservative Movement?

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, 13/06/2018 10:30
Conservatives outraged Israel won't recognize Ugandan Jews

Conservatives outraged Israel won't recognize Ugandan Jews

Interior Ministry rules not to recognize conversions of Ugandan Jews; Conservative Movement calls decision 'unlawful'.Mordechai Sones - JTA, 03/06/2018 15:19
Israel to recognize Reform conversions - with haredi backing?

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, 22/04/2018 21:54
'Reform leaders organized 'lynch' against Hotovely'

'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, 05/12/2017 22:52
Exploiting the Western Wall to incite against the Israeli government

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, 30/11/2017 16:00
Conservative Movement attacks Netanyahu

Conservative Movement attacks Netanyahu

Non-Orthodox US Jewish movement accuses Israeli PM of lying about Kotel deal. 'Shame on you, Mr. Prime Minister.'Gary Willig, 27/11/2017 16:07
The vanishing American traditional Jew

The vanishing American traditional Jew

The reason for the waning of the Conservative Movement.Rabbi Berel Wein, 01/11/2017 22:34
Conservative Movement upholds intermarriage ban

Conservative Movement upholds intermarriage ban

Movement leaders announce they will maintain ban on interfaith marriages, but will welcome couples who are already intermarried.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2017 11:22
Heritage Channel appeals ruling in Reform movement lawsuit

Heritage Channel appeals ruling in Reform movement lawsuit

Channel 20 appeals to High Court over fine for failing to represent Reform and Conservative movements.Rafael Levi, 14/09/2017 14:34
Conservative movement sends angry letter to PM Netanyahu

Conservative movement sends angry letter to PM Netanyahu

Conservative movement slams Israel for not 'diversifying' determination of Judaism, calls status quo 'unconscionable.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2017 11:50
Open letter to (non-Orthodox) rabbis who cancelled Trump phonecall

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, 26/08/2017 20:33
Rabbi Riskin, they are brothers, not partners

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, 07/07/2017 00:18
JTS announces continuing ban on interfaith wedding ceremonies

JTS announces continuing ban on interfaith wedding ceremonies

Conservative movement rabbinical school says it is committed to continuing to ban graduates from performing interfaith wedding ceremonies.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 22/06/2017 14:53
Conservative synagogues vote to allow non-Jews as members

Conservative synagogues vote to allow non-Jews as members

Umbrella organization for Conservative movement passes resolution allowing synagogues to invite non-Jews to become members.JTA, 06/03/2017 07:24
Conservative Movement to allow membership to non-Jews?

Conservative Movement to allow membership to non-Jews?

March vote to determine whether Conservative congregations will be able to extend membership to non-Jews.Ben Sales and A7 Staff, 29/01/2017 16:33
Rabbi booted from Conservative body for holding intermarriages

Rabbi booted from Conservative body for holding intermarriages

Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled for performing interfaith weddings.JTA, 20/12/2016 15:11
Conservative movement circulates election prayer

Conservative movement circulates election prayer

The international association of Conservative rabbis releases a prayer “in anticipation of a U.S. election.”JTA, 06/11/2016 08:58
'Nobody's telling the Orthodox to be less so'

'Nobody's telling the Orthodox to be less so'

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Conservative Movement Head blasts UNESCO, misses the point of gender separation in Orthodox synagogues.Yoni Kempinski, 02/11/2016 21:38
Reform leaders to march with Women of the Wall

Reform 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, 01/11/2016 16:33
Conservatives, Reform sue over Western Wall

Conservatives, Reform sue over Western Wall

Reform and Conservative movements ask Supreme Court to order government to follow through on egalitarian prayer area next to the Kotel.JTA, 07/10/2016 04:58
An open letter to American Reform Jewry

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, 05/10/2016 08:35
Reform movement launches campaign against Israel

Reform movement launches campaign against Israel

Reform, Conservative movements launch campaign after bids to gain recognition in Israel fail. Foreign Ministry calls to 'pacify' tension.Gary Willig, 02/10/2016 13:36
Rabbinate bashes ads for liberal weddings

Rabbinate bashes ads for liberal weddings

Rabbinate calls ad 'misleading.' Ad organizers: 'more and more people object to the Rabbinate's monopoly on wedding officiating.'Tal Polon, 02/08/2016 16:58
Reform leaders demand prayer space at Western Wall

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, 12/07/2016 20:06
Reform clash with haredi protesters at Wall

Reform clash with haredi protesters at Wall

Tensions run high as Reform and Conservative visitors clash with protesters at Western Wall, amid controversy over 'alternative' prayers.Shai Landesman, 07/07/2016 11:39
MK Gafni on Mivkeh Law: No compromise

MK Gafni on Mivkeh Law: No compromise

Finance Committee chairman objects to the possibility of the Jewish Agency building Mikvaot for Reform movement.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 13/06/2016 10:12
Compromise reached over Mikveh law

Compromise reached over Mikveh law

As part of Knesset Law regarding ritual baths, 2-4 Reform and Conservative Mikvaot will be built.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2016 09:11
'Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers'

'Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers'

Tempers flare in Knesset over mikveh bill. Religious Services Minister: 'Judaism isn't theater.'Ido Ben-Porat, 16/03/2016 22:52
The Conservative Movement: The Masorti Movement that isn't

The Conservative Movement: The Masorti Movement that isn't

The Conservative movement has reached a point of no return in the USA; its members reject opportunities for deeper involvement and it is disappearing. This is not the time for its inaptly named Israeli branch to demand recognition.Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 09/03/2016 23:34
Haredi rabbi slams Bennett for Conservative visit

Haredi rabbi slams Bennett for Conservative visit

Popular lecturer says as Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett should oppose, not condone, Conservative movement.Ido Ben-Porat, 16/12/2015 12:03
'If Reform kept out, US Jews drop Israel support'

'If Reform kept out, US Jews drop Israel support'

US Jewish coalition visits to pressure Israel to create non-observant 'alternatives' to Chief Rabbinate; 'Judaism a universal matter.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2015 20:43