International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

January 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Anat Hoffman speaking about women of the wall at Pro-Zion event in the UK

Recording of Anat Hoffman at Pro-Zion event held with Southgate Reform Synagogue on Thursday 26th November - Anat talks about the arrest of Nofrat Frankel and the history of women of the wall as well as the work of… Continue

Added by Daniel Needlestone on January 24, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Not all groups happy to let Shas into WZO

The surprising announcement this week by World Zionist Organization officials that Shas will join their institution drew harsh condemnations from the Reform Movement in Israel. One leader called the deal "a step closer to the WZO's grave." But supporters of the move called it a "historic achievement of joining forces."

"This deal reflects an ideological bankruptcy within the WZO," said Rabbi Uri Regev, a prominent local leader of progressive Judaism.… Continue

Added by Nelson Kuperman on January 23, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Petition "Freedom of Religion for all Jews"

As concerned Jews we wish to bring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attention to our very deep distress about the recent events by an online petition:

Please take a look, and consider signing yourself

Thank you for your support!

Added by Adrian Michael Schell on January 18, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Letter from Anat Hoffman - What You Can Do

Dear Friends of IRAC,

There must be more than one way to liberate the Western Wall. It’s not only a job for paratroopers, a test that ended in the Six Day War of 1967. The Wall as a national and religious site now needs to be liberated from Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich’s control. Rabinovich is an Ultra-Orthodox rabbi who has been appointed as rabbi of the Wall by secular leaders in Israel who, like many Israelis, were brought up to believe that there is only one brand of authentic Judaism… Continue

Added by Dalya Levy on January 11, 2010 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

WZO Honors Herzl on 150th Anniversary of His Birth

Homage to Herzl

A Journey Celebrating the 150th Birthday of the Visionary of the Jewish State

April 14 – 20, 2010 $1,985 all-inclusive, Paris to Tel Aviv (

Next Generation Leadership Track for activists 25-40 April13-22 Only $1000 incl. r/t airfare Paris-Tel Aviv-Paris!

Be among the 120 Jewish leaders from around the world traveling in Herzl’s footsteps, highlighting the positive message… Continue

Added by Dalya Levy on January 11, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Anat Hoffman Leader of Women of the Wall Detained for Questioning

Women of the Wall Leader Interrogated by Police

By Jane Eisner

Published January 06, 2010.

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The leader of Women of the Wall, a group of women who gather monthly to pray at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, was questioned by police, fingerprinted, and told that she may be charged with a felony for violating the rules of conduct at what is considered Judaism’s most sacred site.

Inked: On January 5, Israeli police interrogated and… Continue

Added by Dalya Levy on January 7, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

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