Hillels are supposed to be pluralistic environments on college campuses. But Stanford student Emma Neiman says that her university’s Hillel favors Orthodoxy.
Judaism’s most liberal movement faces slights from Orthodox officials and skepticism from secular Israelis in its quest for authenticity in the Jewish state. Can it reinvent itself — and grow its numbers?
Israeli Religious Services Minister David Azoulay — from the haredi Shas Party — drew a wave of backlash earlier this week when he said that Reform Jews aren’t Jews. Among those who spoke out against the minister was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office will convene a roundtable of representatives from Jewish religious movements and government ministries to address the movements’ concerns.
Israel’s religious services minister said that his remarks about Reform Jews were taken out of context, but he did not apologize for their nature.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected comments attributed to the country’s religious services minister in which he attacked Reform Judaism.
Israel’s religious services minister reportedly called Reform Jews “a disaster for the people of Israel.”
Barry Freundel, Michael Broyde, Jonathan Rosenblatt, Barry Starr. Who is supposed to watch over rabbis when they cross ethical or criminal lines — and are they doing their job properly?
The Association of Reform Zionists of America has scored a massive victory in the World Zionist Congress election in the United States. ARZA secured 56 seats out of a possible 145, winning nearly 40 percent of the votes cast – more than the next two slates combined.
The newly-established Reform Jewish community of Shanghai, China, will receive its first Torah scroll from a sister congregation in Brazil.