“The question is not so much will there be a URJ but what is its new purpose and how big does it need to be to achieve its goals?”
“The Reform Movement’s demand to turn the Wall into a place where men and women pray together is unacceptable to me or to Jewish tradition.”
Jewish writers mostly argued that freezing the plan to build an egalitarian prayer space was self-serving and would alienate Diaspora Jews.
Denying access to Torahs for egalitarian worship undermines Jewish educational efforts to build up young American Jews’ identification with Israel.
Walden’s probing on how a heavily gendered language such as Hebrew might shape ideas about gender roles animated her audience — at least, the girls.
Many of gender-traditional customs can easily be reclaimed in an egalitarian way,
Chances for de-escalation between Israel’s religious establishment and non-Orthodox movements in Israel and North America appear increasingly unlikely as new developments pile atop old ones adding layers of injury.
Rabbi Daniel Landes recently ordained 20 men and women as rabbis in Jerusalem.
I’ve prayed with a tallit for so long that it should be entirely second nature for me — yet at times I feel uncomfortable wearing it.
Religious Services Minister David Azoulay is refusing to sign the new regulations that will establish an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, causing embarrassment to the government and his Shas faction chairman, Arye Dery.