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Haredi lashes out at new Reform MK : Reform members less truthful than Christians

Haredi lashes out at new Reform MK : Reform members less truthful than Christians

Tensions rise on the first day of newly sworn in Knesset as the Haredi parties set a tone towards negotiating government terms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2021 22:50
Now Israeli citizenship is like a Las Vegas wedding

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.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 09/03/2021 21:21
Chief Rabbi: Reform conversions 'aren't Jewish'

Chief Rabbi: Reform conversions 'aren't Jewish'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, excoriates Reform conversions, calling them 'not Jewish'.Shira Hanau, JTA, 07/03/2021 22:32
Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

United Torah Judaism video ad under fire for comparing Reform and Conservative converts to dogs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2021 14:01
Part II: Reform movement denounces its own ‘West Bank settlers’

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.Stephen M. Flatow, 17/02/2021 08:26
MK Kahana says Haredi inflexibility will drive Supreme ourt to accept Reform conversions

MK Kahana says Haredi inflexibility will drive Supreme ourt to accept Reform conversions

"Once there is a ruling on a case, there will be no turning back."Shlomo Witty, 18/01/2021 00:08
Synagogue defaced. Don’t worry, though. 'It’s not about us'

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.Marc Berman, 29/08/2020 21:05
Reform rabbi bullied over political views

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.Angela Van Der Pluym, 31/07/2020 07:54
The Reform Rabbi who openly supports President Trump

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(Ref.) Rabbi Alan Sherman, 13/07/2020 07:17
Attitude of the Great Sages of the Last Generation to the Reform Community

Attitude of the Great Sages of the Last Generation to the Reform Community

In Rabbi Kook’s yeshiva, it was clear that no Jews, including those who were Reform and Conservative, should be boycotted.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 28/06/2020 15:21
A Young Israel rabbi weighs in on Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity

A Young Israel 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.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 24/06/2020 22:25
Time to end the "pitched battle" destroying the Jewish People

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.Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 24/06/2020 13:11
A Young Israel Rabbi weighs in: On Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity - Part 1‏

A Young Israel Rabbi weighs in: On 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.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 18/06/2020 18:47
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
A letter to the president of the Union of Reform Judaism

A letter to the president of the Union of Reform Judaism

Where is your voice against Mahmoud Abbas' immoral and unethical financial incentive to kill Jews? David Bedein, 12/03/2020 09:07
Tzipi Hotovely meets Reform leader

Tzipi 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.Nitsan Keidar, 26/02/2020 02:55
Yair Lapid: 'Israel needs to recognize Reform and Conservative conversions'

Yair Lapid: 'Israel needs to recognize Reform and Conservative conversions'

Blue and White leader says Israel 'only country in Western world where Jews don't have freedom of religion.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/02/2020 21:38
Reform ruffled over Tzipi Hotovely appointment

Reform ruffled over Tzipi Hotovely appointment

North American Reform Movement President: 'Hotoveli as Diaspora Minister is like appointing pacifist Defense Minister.'Mordechai Sones, 06/01/2020 18:25
Reform movement votes to back reparations for African-Americans

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.Ben Sales, JTA, 16/12/2019 08:46
Jews who are leading us away from peace.

Jews who are leading us away from peace.

People like the head of the Reform Movement are still trying to drag a dead two-state camel through burning Palestinian sand toward a distant oasis, but it is no oasis, it is a mirage called “peace.” Barry Shaw, 21/11/2019 15:59
The culture war over Jewish values

The culture war over Jewish values

The real 'Jewish values' are not necessarily whatever is trending and perhaps observant Jews should take back that expression before it is too late. Rafael Castro, 12/11/2019 07:47
Antisemitism on the rise and Jews are divided

Antisemitism on the rise and Jews are divided

Whatever happened to the idea of Am Yisrael? The people of Israel? When did we start playing with identity politics? Diane Weber Bederman, 12/10/2019 21:18
Reform rabbis to perform IDF funerals?

Reform rabbis to perform IDF funerals?

IDF chief rabbi instructs military rabbinate to respect families' wishes after State tells court Reform rabbis to perform military funeralsArutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2019 22:45
Reverend Al Sharpton and his friends in the Reform Movement

Reverend Al Sharpton and his friends in the Reform Movement

Words such as “apologize,” “sorry,” and “Crown Heights” never crossed his lips. It’s sad that the leaders of Reform Judaism did not insist on a full apology before—or at least during—Sharpton’s address. Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 30/05/2019 09:40
US Reform leader asks why Ashrawi not allowed into country

US Reform leader asks why Ashrawi not allowed into country

Reform President Rick Jacobs questions decision not to grant PA official Hanan Ashrawi visa to entere the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2019 21:28
Poll: Just 3% of Israelis back Women of the Wall movement

Poll: Just 3% of Israelis back Women of the Wall movement

Poll by Reform movement shows just 3% of Israelis support goals of Women of the Wall, 7% support recognition of non-Orthodox Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/03/2019 19:34
President of Reform movement: A huge victory

President of Reform movement: A huge victory

President of Union for Reform Judaism welcomes Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify Ben-Ari from running in the upcoming elections.Reut Hadar, 18/03/2019 05:04
Journalism’s Longest War: The New York Times Versus Zionism and Israel

Journalism’s Longest War: The New York Times Versus Zionism and Israel

Review: Jerold S. Auerbach, Print to Fit: The New York Times, Zionism and Israel: 1896-2016. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2019.Professor Edward Alexander, 17/03/2019 09:40
Is an Islamic Reformation possible?

Is an Islamic Reformation possible?

Christianity went through a Reformation in the 16th century. Can Islam do the same in the 21st? Rafael Castro, 29/01/2019 07:48
Abolish the Rabbinate?

Abolish the Rabbinate?

The suggestion that the Chief Rabbinate be abolished engendered the idea of abolishing something else.Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, 14/12/2018 07:02
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
Historic Reform Kutz camp for young leaders to shut down

Historic Reform Kutz camp for young leaders to shut down

Over-50-year-old Kutz Camp to train teen leaders to close after 2019 summer session.JTA, 29/11/2018 22:23
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
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
This is the greatest threat to liberal Judaism

This is the greatest threat to liberal Judaism

Many liberal Jews are uncomfortable with Jewish particularism, asserting that it is an illiberal idea whose time has passed. Ammiel Hirsch, 06/10/2018 21:21
Likud MK to haredi lawmakers: Recognize non-Orthodox movements

Likud MK to haredi lawmakers: Recognize non-Orthodox movements

Coalition MK calls on haredi leaders to recognize other 'streams' of Judaism. 'This is their state too.'Benny Toker, 06/09/2018 22:59
Court order clears way for Reform synagogue in central Israel

Court order clears way for Reform synagogue in central Israel

Hod Hasharon Reform community center wins court battle against city, winning right to build 13,000 square foot building.JTA, 27/08/2018 07:52
Stone falls at Western Wall: 'Food for thought'

Stone falls at Western Wall: 'Food for thought'

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Dov Kalmanovitch says timing of fall of stone from Western Wall into egalitarian section 'raises many questions.'Uzi Baruch, 23/07/2018 19:35
British teen leader sparks new controversy with Israel tour job

British teen leader sparks new controversy with Israel tour job

Reform Movement youth leader who participated in 'Kaddish for Gaza' joins Israel tour sponsored by Liberal Judaism.JTA, 17/07/2018 19:22
Reform leader slams 'hate attack' by MK

Reform leader slams 'hate attack' by MK

Reform President Rick Jacobs blasts MK Yinon Azoulay for blaming Reform Jews for recent earthquakes, says will work to change status quo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2018 10:22
New Reform liturgy to expunge traditional 'Aleinu' prayer

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.Tzvi Lev, 04/07/2018 17:06
British youth leader fired from tour over ‘Kaddish for Gaza’

British youth leader fired from tour over ‘Kaddish for Gaza’

Reform movement youth leader removed as leader of youth group summer tour in Israel over participation in memorial for Gaza terrorists.JTA, 03/07/2018 18:42
'The Reforms' demand is unacceptable'

'The Reforms' demand is unacceptable'

Minister Regev refuses Netanyahu's request to enlarge the mixed prayer section at the Western Wall.Ido Ben Porat, 28/06/2018 03:36
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
Ramah: We don't allow counselors to teach anti-Israel messages

Ramah: We don't allow counselors to teach anti-Israel messages

Conservative camps respond after some counselors take left-wing course on Israel.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2018 21:19
Michael Chabon delivers jihad speech for Hebrew Union College

Michael Chabon delivers jihad speech for Hebrew Union College

The word “Hebrew” means nothing to Chabon, and so we don’t know if it means anything to the people in the Reform Movement who invited him. Jack Engelhard, 31/05/2018 15:14
President of Hebrew Union College killed in plane crash

President of Hebrew Union College killed in plane crash

President of flagship institution of Reform movement killed in plane crash over weekend in Hudson Valley.JTA, 06/05/2018 07:47
The Shoah has not ended

The Shoah has not ended

The tragedy of intermarriage is a continuation of the Nazi Shoah and Minister Uri Ariel was correct in saying so. Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 28/04/2018 23:25
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
'Supreme Court takes its cues from the Reform Movement'

'Supreme Court takes its cues from the Reform Movement'

Lehava Chairman Bentzi Gopstein boycotts today's hearing on Reform petition demanding his indictment; 'I'm not going to play this game.'Mordechai Sones, 14/03/2018 13:30
Police remove Reform activists from Senate office

Police remove Reform activists from Senate office

Dozens of Reform activists arrested at protest urging Congress to protect ‘Dreamers.’JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2018 11:39
'Fighting with the Reform Movement won't help anything'

'Fighting with the Reform Movement won't help anything'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi presents his own solution to Western Wall dispute to preserve sanctity of the site while giving Reform place to pray.Hezki Baruch, 14/01/2018 22:29
State Dep. urges Israel to bar Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

State Dep. urges Israel to bar Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Annual State Dep. report shows department urged Israel to curtail Jewish prayer on Temple Mount, agree to Reform demands at Western Wall.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2018 18:20
The meaningless protests of American Jewish leftists

The meaningless protests of American Jewish leftists

How do we tell those who have chosen not to live in Israel, that they have no voice in running the country? Robert Harris, 05/01/2018 07:27
'Reform movement exposing its own hypocrisy'

'Reform movement exposing its own hypocrisy'

Reform Movement slammed for criticizing 'Hebrew Labor' website while refusing to conduct interfaith marriages in Israel.Ido Ben Porat, 28/12/2017 21:41
Jewish Agency Chair Sharansky excoriates Reform Trump criticism

Jewish Agency Chair Sharansky excoriates Reform Trump criticism

'Reform response to recognition of Jerusalem was terrible...When leader of superpower recognizes Jerusalem, first you should welcome it.'Mordechai Sones, 12/12/2017 22:07
Reform Movement slams, then praises Trump's recognition of J'lem

Reform Movement slams, then praises Trump's recognition of J'lem

Reform leaders express opposition to President Trump's 'ill-timed' announcement, only to backtrack a day later.David Rosenberg, 07/12/2017 16:11