Judy Maltz


How Russian Jews Fell in Love With Reform Movement in Israel

By Judy Maltz

How Russian Jews Fell in Love With Reform Movement in Israel
When worshippers arrive for Friday-night services at Israel’s newest Reform congregation, they don’t greet one another in Hebrew. Not in English either, as they would in some of the more established Reform congregations founded by Anglophone immigrants around the country.Read More


Genetics Expert Insists 75% of Jews Share Roots in Middle East

By Judy Maltz

Genetics Expert Insists 75% of Jews Share Roots in Middle East
Where did the Jews originate? For DNA expert Bennett Greenspan, the vast majority share Middle East origins — and other theories only aim to ‘discredit the Jews.’Read More


Non-Jews Play Growing Role in American Synagogues, Researcher Says

By Judy Maltz

Non-Jews Play Growing Role in American Synagogues, Researcher Says
Non-Jews have assumed prominent roles in American Conservative and Reform synagogues, in some cases accounting for a large share of congregation membership.Read More


Why Israel's New Reform Congregations Shun 'R' Word

By Judy Maltz

Why Israel's New Reform Congregations Shun 'R' Word
When the Reform movement recently opened its first congregation in the Negev capital of Be’er Sheva, its members had just one little request: Don’t call it Reform.Read More


'Shadow Jews' Outnumber Recognized Members of Tribe

By Judy Maltz

'Shadow Jews' Outnumber Recognized Members of Tribe
The number of people who believe they are descendants of the Jews or the ancient Israelites about equals the number of officially recognized Jews.Read More



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