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Arzenu saddened by deaths of four teenagers

As Progressive Religious Zionists, we grieve over the murder of the three yeshiva boys, Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel. We extend our deepest condolences to their families and pray that the perpetrators of such a heinous act will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.As Progressive Religious Zionists, we grieve over the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and pray that the perpetrators of such a heinous act will be prosecuted to…See More
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Nov 30, 2013
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ARZENU success at Zionist General Council meeting

ARZENU delegates and coalition partners before and during the Zionist General Council meeting in November 2013
Nov 30, 2013
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Success at Zionist General Council for ARZENU & its coalition partners

Progressive Jews in the Diaspora, who have a strong sense of identity with the Holy Land and who do not always agree with everything that happens there, may wonder if there is anything that they can do to make a difference. Fortunately, there is. ARZENU is the umbrella organization that allows our voice to be heard at the highest level of Israeli politics. ARZENU represents our views directly in the World Zionist Organization (WZO) and through its coalition partners – Meretz and Avodah (Labor)…See More
Nov 30, 2013
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Arzenu congratulates new ARZA president

Rabbi Bennett F. Miller, chair of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, recently sent out a letter to ARZA members announcing the appointment of the organization’s new president. In his words: “The ARZA Board has unanimously approved the selection of Joshua Weinberg to serve as the president of ARZA. The selection of Joshua Weinberg concludes an international search process that began in October 2012.” If you would like to read…See More
Jun 9, 2013
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Exclusion of Women

If you're interested in joining our campaigns for social justice and civil rights in South Africa, please sign up at www.sacred.org.za or 'like' our facebook...
May 2, 2012
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South Africa joins Israel in barring women from singing! Make your voices heard against this!

A letter was sent out by the South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED) earlier this week letting people know about the South African Orthodox Jewish community's move to ban women from singing at celebratory events.Included in this letter is a link to a video that was produced in opposition to this discriminatory practice. In addition, an article was published in The…See More
May 2, 2012
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May 1, 2012
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Apr 30, 2012
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Reflections on Israel - ARZA Canada Week

Last week, ARZA Canada held a week-long program for members, which included remembering Israel's fallen soldiers on Yom HaZikaron and celebrating Israel's 64th birthday during Yom Ha'atzmaut. As part of the program, the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) produced a video to thank ARZA Canada for its support over the years. Click …See More
Apr 30, 2012
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Anat Hoffman: A decade of fighting for civil and human rights

This week, Anat Hoffman, executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), celebrated her 10-year anniversary with the organization. Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center (RAC) of Reform Judaism in the US, and Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), offered congratulations on behalf of the…See More
Apr 4, 2012
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Rabbi W Gunther Plaut z"l, leader, scholar, visionary - his legacy lives on

The ARZENU family joins the Reform movement in mourning the passing of Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut in Canada last week.Rabbi Plaut, who died at 99, published a volume of commentary on the Torah and Haftarah, which has become the standard Chumash used by the Reform movement world-wide.“God is not the author of the text,” Rabbi Plaut wrote in the volume’s introduction, “the people are; but God’s voice may be heard through theirs if we listen with open minds.”…See More
Feb 12, 2012
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Zulu Prince & Christian Zionists among 400 honouring Israel in Durban

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) president, Prince Mangosuthu Buthlelezi told a pro-Israel event on Wednesday that he is ashamed and embarrassed of how South Africa has sidelined Israel in favour of Palestine.Speaking to nearly 400 guests at an evening called a ‘Night to Honour Israel’ at the Durban Jewish Club, Buthlelezi said the South African Government maintains an understated position with regards to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite the country’s diplomatic ties with Israel.“Even…See More
Nov 5, 2011

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Arzenu saddened by deaths of four teenagers

As Progressive Religious Zionists, we grieve over the murder of the three yeshiva boys, Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel. We extend our deepest condolences to their families and pray that the perpetrators of such a heinous act will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

As Progressive Religious Zionists, we grieve over the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and pray that the perpetrators of such a heinous act will be…

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Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:00pm

Success at Zionist General Council for ARZENU & its coalition partners

Progressive Jews in the Diaspora, who have a strong sense of identity with the Holy Land and who do not always agree with everything that happens there, may wonder if there is anything that they can do to make a difference. 

Fortunately, there is. ARZENU is the umbrella organization that allows our voice to be heard at the highest level of Israeli politics. ARZENU represents our views directly in the World Zionist Organization (WZO)…

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Posted on November 30, 2013 at 5:06pm

Shana Tovah & G'Mar Chatima Tovah

May you be inscribed in the Book of Life

for a year of health, happiness and peace!…

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Posted on September 2, 2013 at 12:08pm

Ongoing controversy at the Kotel

The latest plan released by the Israeli government regarding the new prayer area at the Western Wall has sparked more controversy among Reform Jews and especially the Women of the Wall (WoW). 

According to an August 26 article on JNS.org, "The Israeli government released a plan on Sunday to oversee the development of a new, temporary egalitarian space adjacent to the…

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Posted on September 2, 2013 at 11:50am

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