International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

June 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Top Israeli politicians congratulate Reform Movement and offer future support

In a letter to the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak and Minister of Trade, Industry and Commerce, Shalom Simchon congratulate the movement on "its historic accomplishment of the State's recognition of Reform and Conservative Rabbis".

In addition, both Ministers offer their support in IMPJ's further struggle to end discrimination of non-Orthodox streams of Judaism in…


Added by Louise R on June 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

The big step for Judaism

Last week’s historical decision to recognize non-Orthodox rabbis in Israel has resulted in both congratulations, press coverage in both Israel and abroad and of course a feeling of renewed drive among people fighting tirelessly for the rights of egalitarian Jews in Israel to be able to live a religious Jewish life in accordance with their customs and beliefs.

Yesterday, Gilad Kariv, rabbi and Director of the Israel Movement for Progressive…


Added by Louise R on June 5, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

ARZENU thanks Natan Sharansky for support

Following Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky’s, statement of recognition of the State’s decision to recognize non-Orthodox rabbis in Israel, ARZENU chair, Joan Garson, has send this reply:





Please accept sincere thanks on behalf of ARZENU for your statement on…


Added by Louise R on June 4, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

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