The Jewish movement’s invitation to the civil rights activist earned sharp rebukes from Chabad, who accused him of inciting anti-Semitic riots.
“Israel has far more serious problems than what type of hummus a college student buys or does not buy.”
Reform Judaism’s top rabbi was “deeply troubled by the moral equivalence evident in President Trump’s statement” condemning hate “on many sides.”
Leaders of pluralistic Judaism aren’t cutting funding entirely, but they are being more strategic about which organizations to support.
“Jewish tradition’s emphasis on caring for the sick and lifting up those in need inspires us to call on Senators to reject the [bill].”
“As people of faith, we believe that we have a responsibility to be caretakers of Divine creation,” the groups wrote.
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.”
The largest American Jewish religious organization has “significant concerns” about Donald Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.
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.