Rabbi Josh Weinberg is the President of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America. He was ordained from the HUC-JIR Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem, and is currently living in New York.
By Josh Weinberg
World Zionist Congress elections: Association of Reform Zionists of America
The Forward invited the 15 parties contending for the World Zionist Congress elections, which end March 11, to write an article about why readers should support them. Eight responded by our deadline (we’ll happily publish the others; contact [email protected]). The parties are presented in alphabetical order. The American delegates to the Congress help allocate nearly…
Orthodoxy Is Not Victimized By The Kotel Compromise
In his Forward column titled “Kotel Controversy Shows That U.S. Jewish Groups Don’t Represent The Orthodox,” Avi Shafran claims that the American Orthodox community has been treated like “chopped liver” in recent debates over the Western Wall and conversion law in Israel. While I acknowledge American Orthodox voices have been missing in the news coverage…
Taking Back the Z: Why Zionism Isn’t Just for Right Wing Jews
This past Shabbat, Noam Rotem wrote a thoughtful article in +972, calling for Israelis and Jews to “say goodbye” to Zionism. Contrary to the position of our organization and movement, to Rotem, Zionism is an “empty slogan, used only to grant Jews rights over non-Jews,” and that we should abandon its use as a word…
The college is Christian. Its point guard wears a yarmulke.
Conservative synagogue makes history with hiring of Hebrew Israelite clergy
George Santos covered ‘Hallelujah’ — it’s been through worse
It was the biggest painting in the world — how could it just disappear?
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2 Jewish community leaders missing in Antakya, Turkish city devastated by earthquakes
From Mel Brooks to Elaine May to Ethan Coen: Producer Julian Schlossberg writes memoir about working with Jewish stars over 6 decades