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News and updates about Reform Jews

For the first time: Israeli government to fund Reform movement

New government department "Up-to-date Judaism" to funnel NIS 40 million to Reform & Conservative groups.

For the first time: Israeli government to fund Reform movement

Efrat Mayor: Likud must hold dialogue with Reform, Conservative Jews

Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi responds to Liba Center Director Oren Henig's attempts to unite Likud party against Reform, Conservative movements.

Revivi: Likud must hold dialogue with Reform, Conservative Jews

The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

Specifically in the vicinity of the Temple Mount, the place that unites all of Israel, more care must be taken to keep the peace.

The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

The Progressive Saviour Complex: Quakers, American Jews and Israel

Today Quakerly influence is positively toxic, sometimes legitimising the likes of Ahmadinijad. terrorists and antisemites. Op-ed.

The Progressive Saviour Complex: Quakers, USJews and Israel

Religious Zionist rabbi: Let Reform have mixed services at the Western Wall

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, chief rabbi of Har Bracha and dean of local yeshiva, says Reform services at Western Wall should be accommodated.

Rabbi Melamed: 'Let Reform have mixed services at Western Wall'

From Holocaust remembrance to love of Israel

The day of general kaddish Holocaust victims on the Tenth of Tevet by the Chief Rabbinate was decided before the Knesset's choice of date.

From Holocaust remembrance to love of Israel

US Jewish leaders laud Rabbi Melamed for dialog with Reform Jews

Jewish Federations of North America offers support for Samaria rabbis efforts to create Orthodox-Reform dialog.

US Jewish leaders laud Rabbi Melamed for dialog with Reform Jews

Rav Eliezer, the unity of the Jewish People is of concern, not a "cherem"

The debate in Israel about Rabbi Eliezer Melamed's much publicized meeting with a Reform "Rabba" scrutinized by a rabbinic friend.

Rav Eliezer, the Jewish People's unity is the concern here

Boycott Reform movement? Leading rabbi says 'No reason for it'

Rabbi of Har Bracha, R' Eliezer Melamed explains why he's opposed to cutting off contact with Reform, Conservative Jews - 'No reason for it'

Boycott Reform movement? Leading rabbi says 'No reason for it'player

Second Holocaust or road to oblivion?

Second Holocaust or road to oblivion?

The Reform Movement sabotages the Jewish-Gentile symbiosis

The Reform Movement sabotages the Jewish-Gentile symbiosis

Survey: Number of 'Reform' in Israel has doubled

Dramatic increase in number of Israelis identifying as Reform Jews. 7% of Israelis identify as such, largest number seen in recent years.

Survey: Number of 'Reform' in Israel has doubled

Shas MK: I didn't compare Reform Jews to dogs

Shas clarifies his remarks after critics accuse him of comparing Reform Jews and Women of the Wall movement to dogs.

Shas MK: I didn't compare Reform Jews to dogs

Inappropriate and insolent:: Non-Orthodox protests on Kotel plan

Inappropriate and insolent:: Non-Orthodox protests on Kotel plan

'Reform not Jewish'

'After failing in Germany, Reformers want to dig in their claws like the pig did to Jerusalem's walls'.

'Reform not Jewish'

Sharansky: Reform Jewry the 'final defense' before assimilation

Natan Sharansky, among those spearheading the 'Kotel plan', called for greater openness towards Reform Jews.

Sharansky: Reform Jewry the 'final defense' before assimilation

Deri: Reform Jews suffered a bitter blow with Trump's election

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri says that Reform Jews have suffered a setback with Donald Trump's election as president.

Deri: Reform Jews suffered a bitter blow with Trump's election

Gafni: High court judges assist Reform Jews

In the wake of attorney-general Mandelblit's decision regarding Western Wall, MK Gafni accused High Court judges of political intervention.

MK Gafni: Supreme court judges are advising Reform movement

Glick: 'I prayed at a Reform temple several times'

Freshman MK tells Haaretz: 'I don't see a reason not to pray at a Reform synagogue, if someone wants a female rabbi, it's not a problem.'

MK Yehuda Glick: 'I prayed at a Reform temple several times'

Jews against their own

Jews against their own

Archaeologists warn 'Reform Kotel' erases history

Israeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.

Archaeology Council warns 'Reform Kotel' will destroy history

Jewish groups plan to protest Trump's AIPAC speech

Conservative and Reform Jews plan to protest Republican frontrunner's "policy of hate" during his AIPAC conference speech.

Jewish groups plan to protest Trump's AIPAC speech

Top Shas sage warns Netanyahu over Kotel

Rabbi Shalom Cohen warns Prime Minister he will tell Shas to leave Coalition if government caves in to Reform Jews.

Top Shas sage warns Netanyahu over Kotel

The next step for the 'Women of the Wall'

In a petition to the court, 'Women of the Wall' ask permission to bring a Torah scroll into the plaza with them every Monday and Thursday.

The next step for the 'Women of the Wall'

Reform Kotel clash reaches a climax

Chief Rabbis to meet PM demanding he cancel new prayer space and recognition of Reform, as Minister Ariel skips gov't meeting in protest.

Reform Kotel clash reaches a climax

US Reform Jews 'boycott' Israeli minister

After Yariv Levin blasted Reform movement for rampant 'assimilation,' movement strikes back by canceling meeting with him.

US Reform Jews 'boycott' Israeli minister

Netanyahu blasts minister's attack on Reform Jews

PM stresses Reform Jews are 'part and parcel' of Jewish people and deserve respect after Yariv Levin slams them for assimilation.

Netanyahu blasts minister's attack on Reform Jews

US Jewish group slams haredi MK's anti-Reform rant

Ruderman Family Foundation demands PM Netanyahu issue statement condemning MK Gafni for calling Reform Jews 'clowns.'

US Jewish group slams haredi MK's anti-Reform rant

MK Ariel: Reform prayer attacks 'Jewish tradition'

Ahead of cabinet vote on allowing egalitarian prayer services at Kotel, Uri Ariel says initiative will only spur 'conflict and division.'

MK Ariel: Reform prayer at Kotel an attack on 'Jewish tradition'

Endorsing a boycott of Israel is out of bounds

Endorsing a boycott of Israel is out of bounds

Reform Jews launch extreme pro-transgender policy

Despite Jewish law, Reform movement passes policy for transgender rabbis, 'gender-neutral' toilets, and 'cultural training.'

Reform Jews launch extreme pro-transgender policy

The Reform Movement's Moment of Truth

 The Reform Movement's Moment of Truth

'Jews of All Stripes Can Unite Around Torah'

Ex-MK Lipman talks to Arutz Sheva at presidential Tisha B'Av event bringing Orthodox and non-Orthodox together for joint Jewish learning.

Watch: 'Jews of All Stripes Can Unite Around the Torah'player

PM Seeks to Assuage Reform After Azoulay Comments

Prime Minister Netanyahu sought to calm US Jews after a minister castigated reform Jews for 'losing their way,' AFP reported.

PM Seeks to Assuage Ruffled Reform After Azoulay Comments

Rabbi Riskin: We Must Embrace Every Single Jew

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin slams Shas minister for remarks against Reform Jews, asserts 'we can only bring people closer to Torah through love.'

Rabbi Riskin: Reform or Orthodox, We Must Embrace Every Jewplayer

Azoulay: 'Reform Not Jews' Comments Misunderstood

Religious Services Minister clarifies that Reform Jews are Jews and no one may decide who is a better Jew.

Minister Claims 'Reform Aren't Jewish' Comments Misunderstood

Minister Bennett: Reform Jews Are Jews, Period

In backlash at Shas minister's statements against non-Orthodox Jews, Jewish Home minister releases a terse tweet.

Minister Bennett: Reform Jews Are Jews, Period

'Reform Jews a Disaster to the Nation of Israel'

Religious Affairs Minister Azulai and Justice Minister Shaked discuss Women of the Wall, and their insistence on causing 'provocations.'

Religions Minister: 'Reform Jews Are a Disaster to the Nation'

Not All Reform Jews Think Alike

Gerry Cantor describes an ardent commitment to Zionist ideals in an era where division with Israel is typifying Reform Judaism’s politics.

Not All Reform Jews Think Alike

Kfar Yonah Reeling from Reformist 'Torah Pogrom'

Photos from Simchat Torah showing Torah scroll completely unwound and 'hugged' by men and women shock Orthodox.

Reform Jews Defile Torah Scroll on Simchat Torah in Kfar Yonah