Arzenu

International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

ARZENU is the umbrella organization of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists. Founded in 1980 as an ideological grouping in the WZO.

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New JNF Development

At the last meeting of the JNF Directors, a proposal submitted by Lesley Sachs to form an executive committee for gender equality was approved. In addition, Lesley has been unanimously appointed to head this committee!

Lesley has been advocating the issue of gender inequality at the JNF…

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Posted by Debbie Pulik on March 19, 2015 at 1:30pm

RESOLUTIONS ON THE SETTLEMENTS DIVISION AT THE WZO GENERAL COUNCIL: ROOM FOR CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM

At the recent meeting of the WZO Va'ad HaPoel (General Council) in February 2015, our joint faction, which includes ARZENU, Labour and Meretz, managed to pass several important resolutions. Two of these aim to bring the WZO Settlements Division under closer scrutiny.  This is a major victory for our Progressive movement, but our work is far from over.

 

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Posted by Debbie Pulik on March 1, 2015 at 9:23am

TOWARD A RESPONSIBLE ZIONISM - Rabbi Lawrence Englander, Chair

ARZENU SESSIONS, FEB 2015

 

As we left behind a frigid winter in Toronto, Cheryl and I arrived in Israel to a sunny, if rather cool, Jerusalem morning. We had come to spend some vacation time and to catch up with our friends here, and to meet with Reform and Progressive Jews around the world under the global umbrella of Arzenu.

 

During our…

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Posted by Debbie Pulik on February 22, 2015 at 1:30pm

Blog from Rabbi Tom Cohen, Kehilat Gesher, Paris

It is truly amazing the tremendous number of phone calls, SMS, email messages, linkedin messages and facebook messages I have received since last Wednesday. How so very true is the Talmudic statement in Shevuot (39a) declaring, “Kol yisrael arevim zeh bazeh”, meaning ‘all of Israel are responsible for each other’.



A week ago, all of Paris – myself included – was going about their normal business. In my case, I was taking one of my children to a medical visit,…

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Posted by Debbie Pulik on January 22, 2015 at 1:47pm

 
 
 

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