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October 14, 2020 4:27 am
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Building a Reform Synagogue in Israel Is Not Easy

COVID-19 not only puts our own health at risk, but it is also a threat to the very fabric of our society and the values...

August 26, 2020 4:22 am
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Reform Jews and Early American Zionism

The story of Zionism and Reform Judaism in America began in the 1820s, when Charleston Jews left the traditional Congregation Beth Elohim to found their...

March 17, 2019 6:59 am
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A Special Purim — and a Time for Jewish Unity

These are times of worldwide social and political upheaval. Predictably, Jews are immediately brought to the forefront, and antisemitism rages. Historically, when we encounter a...

July 6, 2018 9:30 am
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From Knesset Floor, Israeli Coalition Member Says Reform Jews are ‘Not Jewish’

JNS.org - During a debate on the Knesset floor on Wednesday, Knesset member Yinon Azoulay  of the Shas Party said that Reform Jews “are not Jewish,”...

January 3, 2018 12:56 pm
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Are Some Reform Leaders Now Embracing Trump’s Jerusalem Decision?

JNS.org - Some in the Reform movement have started to retreat from their opposition to the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Following President...

December 13, 2017 12:47 pm
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Reform Jews Support Israel at Convention, but Some Question Timing of Jerusalem Move

Jacobs was addressing the record-breaking 6,000 Reform Jews gathered in Boston for the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) 74th North American Biennial General Assembly. But it...

September 1, 2017 11:43 am
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Reform, Conservative Jews Say Western Wall Compromise Effectively Dead

JNS.org - In a move that may further ignite tensions between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, the Reform and Conservative movements say that they no longer agree...

July 2, 2017 12:30 pm
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Netanyahu Reaches Deal to Delay Controversial Conversion Bill by Six Months

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday that he has reached a deal to delay the country's controversial conversion bill by six months...

September 25, 2016 6:08 am
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New Study of Chabad on Campus Shows Long-Term Impact on Students

JNS.org - A newly released, first-of-its kind report studying the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s impact at universities found that emissaries on college campuses have a significant, long-term impact on Jewish students, especially...

February 29, 2016 8:27 am
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Conservative Jews Deserve More Than PR

JNS.org - Responding to a dramatic decline in membership, the Conservative Jewish movement’s congregational arm has hired the Good Omen PR agency to survey hundreds of...

December 24, 2015 11:10 am
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Jews and the Global Tilt Towards Conservativism and Populism

Since the emancipation of the eighteenth century, Jews traditionally supported liberal, reform and even revolutionary movements which, in most cases, paved the way for them...

November 5, 2015 10:55 am
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Reform Judaism Umbrella in US Poised to Back Transgender Rights

JNS.org - The umbrella body of Reform Judaism in the US is set to pass a resolution to recognize the rights of transgender individuals. The Union for...

September 20, 2015 12:03 pm
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Survey: Israel’s Progressive Jews Are Equal in Number to Haredi Jews

A new survey shows that progressive Jews are now equal in number to haredi Jews in Israel. According to the results of this year's Smith Consulting Co. survey...

July 10, 2015 10:30 am
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Israeli Government to Form Jewish Denominations Roundtable

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday told Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblit to put together a special forum to discuss religious issues affecting the...

World

University Chancellor Apologizes for Caving to Pro-Hamas Protesters

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's (UWM) chancellor has apologized to the Jewish community for reaching an agreement with an anti-Zionist group which ended a "Gaza encampment" in exchange for the school's...

Israel

Disturbing New Video Shows Hamas Terrorists Kidnapping Female Israeli Hosta...

A disturbing new video shows the moments when five female Israeli soldiers, covered in blood, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Houthi Terrorists Vow to Target All Ships Heading to Israel

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militia will target all ships heading to Israeli ports, even if they do not pass through the Red Sea, the head of the US-designated terrorist organization said...

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