Reform Judaism’s top rabbi was “deeply troubled by the moral equivalence evident in President Trump’s statement” condemning hate “on many sides.”
“Jewish unity is not Jewish unanimity,” said Rabbi Rick Jacobs.
By reneging on a compromise for the Western Wall, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dangerously upset Israel’s relationship with Diaspora Jews.
RIck Jacobs, the leader of the Reform movement, sent Israeli premier Netanyahu a letter protesting the Knesset’s adoption of a BDS travel ban.
JERUSALEM — A delegation from the Union for Reform Judaism had a “wide-ranging and candid conversation” with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, the group said. The delegation, led by the URJ’s president, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, met with Netanyahu for an hour on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the congregational arm of the movement at the…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his commitment to finding a deal to the Western Wall impasse in a meeting with Reform leaders.
Leaders of the U.S. Reform movement met with Palestinian Authority President President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. “I was impressed with the president’s clear and unequivocal commitment to the two-state solution,” Jacobs said in a statement. “He clearly is frustrated with the lack of progress, or even the existence of ongoing negotiations. I share that frustration.”
NEW YORK The Reform movement became the largest Jewish body to oppose the nomination of David Friedman as United States ambassador to Israel. In a statement released Friday, one day after the launch of Senate hearings to confirm Friedman, Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs released a statement saying Friedman is “the wrong…
Jewish organizations split along ideological lines in their reactions to Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech criticizing Israeli settlement growth and laying out principles to achieve a two-state solution.
The head of the U.S. Reform movement led egalitarian prayers at the Western Wall plaza. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, on Monday held the prayer service with some 200 rabbis and lay leaders.