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News and updates about Reform Judaism

Jerusalem municipality orders Reform organization 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

Answering claims about relating to Reform Jews

The aim of  the Reform movement is to preserve Jewish identity, and not the opposite, therefore they cannot be called heretics

Answering claims about relating to Reform Jews

Inside the Reform movement's efforts to co-opt Nationality Law

Movement will reportedly use bill defining Israel as a Jewish State to fight haredi parties and legislation favoring Orthodox Judaism.

Inside the Reform movement's efforts to co-opt Nationality Law

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.

New Reform liturgy to expunge traditional 'Aleinu' prayer

Senior Sephardic rabbi: Do not give Reform any part of the Kotel

'The Reform will destroy everything here. They don't understand what they have done in America.'

Senior Sephardic rabbi: Do not give Reform any part of the Kotel

Who is responsible for Israel's rupture with Diaspora Jewry?

The crisis between Israel and world Jewry has nothing to do with Israel's non-recognition of the Reform and Conservative movements. Opinion.

Who is responsible for Israel's rupture with Diaspora Jewry?

Letter to rabbis who did not join the POTUS New Year phonecall

Letter to rabbis who did not join the POTUS New Year phonecall

The disappearing Jews

The disappearing Jews

Why are leading Reform rabbis on the pro-boycott NIF leadership list?

Why are leading Reform rabbis on the pro-boycott NIF leadership list?

Supreme Court holds major hearing on Western Wall status

The Chief Rabbinate and Reform, Conservative movements face off Thursday at crucial hearing over government's freezing of Western Wall plan.

Supreme Court holds major hearing on Western Wall status

Reform Movement: Give us access to entire Western Wall Plaza

Reform movement tells Supreme Court it no longer accepts compromise deal, wants mixed-gender prayer services across Western Wall area.

Reform Movement: Give us access to entire Western Wall Plaza

TV station fined for not interviewing Reform movement reps

Jewish Heritage Channel penalized for not including Reform, Conservative movement representatives.

TV station fined for not interviewing Reform movement reps

Orthodoxy and Reform

Orthodoxy and Reform

The Reform Movement came late to the party

The Reform Movement came late to the party

Study finds 80% of Reform clergy are Democrats

Yale study finds that vast majority of Reform and Conservative clergy in US affiliate as Democrats, while 40% of Orthodox rabbis do.

Study finds 80% of Reform clergy are Democrats

Saperstein named senior policy adviser for Reform Movement

Former high-ranking diplomat for Obama Administration to resume work to "advance the Union of Reform Judaism’s core priorities."

Saperstein named senior policy adviser for Reform Movement

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

If this is what Reform call Judaism, forget it

Interior Minister Deri today in the Knesset: "Reform Jews are our brothers but cause a lot of damage to Judaism."

If this is what Reform call Judaism, I give up on it

Report: Jewish Agency aiding Reform movement

Liba Center releases new report on Jewish Agency's role in promoting Reform, Conservative Judaism in Israel.

Report: Jewish Agency pushing Reform movement's agenda

62% support right of non-Orthodox to use mikvehs

Poll shows majority of Israelis opposed to 'Mikveh Law' which would bar non-Orthodox conversions in public mikvehs.

Poll: 62% support right of non-Orthodox to use public mikvehs

Meeting between Netanyahu, chief rabbis canceled

Scheduled meeting on allocation of a non-Orthodox prayer space at the Kotel abruptly canceled.

Meeting between Netanyahu and chief rabbis canceled

Shas Rabbi says Reform Jews are 'idolaters'

Rabbi David Yosef attacks Reform Movement as 'not Jewish', promises to ‘fight on and not surrender the Kotel’.

Shas Rabbi says Reform Jews are 'idolaters'

MK Eichler: Netanyahu was bought by Reform Jews

Haredi MK accuses 'most senior politician,' other ministers of having been bribed by Reform Jews in US; 'this is buying the government.'

MK Eichler: Netanyahu was bought by Reform Jews

Council of Torah Sages discusses Reform growth

Hasidic body convenes to discuss growing Reform influence. 'Connection between Netanyahu and Reform - twist of the knife.'

Council of Torah Sages discusses growth of Reform movement

Ex-Prime Minister's ruling on Kotel authority

In discussion over authority transfer for new Reform prayer space, Chief Rabbi brings Levy Eshkol's words from after the Six Day War.

Ex-Prime Minister's ruling on Kotel authority

Reform Movement 'revolution' in Israel?

After string of victories, head of Reform Movement in Israel hints at wider agenda to radically change religious status-quo.

Reform Movement preparing for 'revolution' in Israel?

High Court allows Reform 'conversions' in mikvehs

Chief Rabbi slams ruling that allows Reform and Conservative 'conversions' in Be'er Sheva mikvehs.

High Court allows Reform 'conversions' in public mikvehs

Historic letter against Kotel division

In light of new Reform prayer space, letter from top rabbis in early 1970s published, revealing fierce opposition to division into sections.

Historic letter by leading rabbis forbids Kotel division

Will Palestinians thwart Reform Kotel plaza?

PA religious leadership strongly condemns planned new non-Orthodox prayer section at 'Muslim site,' calling it breach of international law.

Will the Palestinians thwart Reform Kotel plaza?

Prayer section hides last of Temple destruction

Archaeologist warns government compromise to expand non-Orthodox Kotel prayer section will destroy priceless Jewish heritage.

Reform prayer section to erase last signs of Temple destruction

Deri vows: Reform will never get gov't recognition

Shas leader opposes gov’t decision to expand non-Orthodox mixed prayer section. 'Although they are Jews, they will not get recognition.'

Deri vows: Reform Movement will never get gov't recognition

Jewish Home divided on Reform prayer at Kotel

Uri Ariel blasts change to 'status quo' at Kotel while Bennett and Shaked appear primed to vote in favor of proposal to allow Reform prayer.

Jewish Home divided on Reform prayer at Kotelplayer

Gov to acknowledge Reform movement for first time

Government expected to accept recommendations on Kotel: 'The Jewish Home should be raising a rumpus."

Government to acknowledge Reform movement for first time

'How to talk to Reform Jews'

Following Naftali Bennett's controversial visit to Conservative shul, Ex-Prisoner of Zion Mendelevich explains how it is done.

'How to talk to Reform Jews'

The RCA’s response to movements altering Halakhic practices and values

The RCA’s response to movements altering Halakhic practices and values

Leftist MK calls on US Jews to fight Israeli Right

At biennial US Reform Judaism conference, Labor MK and Haaretz columnist call for united front to help the Left regain power.

Israeli leftists call on liberal US Jews to help fight the Rightplayer