International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

July 2015 Blog Posts (3)

Address to German Union for Progressive Judaism Rabbi Lawrence A. Englander July 2, 2015

Mr. Ambassador, Honoured Rabbis, Ladies and Gentlemen


Please excuse my weak German, but I wish to address you in the language of the country that has become a welcoming and prosperous home to our people.  As you know, we have assembled here to celebrate…


Added by Debbie Pulik on July 23, 2015 at 8:35am — No Comments

ARZENU's response to MK's David Azoulay's comments about Reform Jews and the Reform Movement

July 10, 2015 / 23 Tammuz, 5775

ARZENU, the world movement of Reform Zionists, condemns Israel’s religious services minister for his comments in a radio interview that Reform Jews cannot be considered Jews, and calls for action to be taken to prevent any further statements like this being made by a Government minister.

“It is unacceptable for a senior representative of the State of Israel to publicly undermine the Declaration of Independence and…


Added by Debbie Pulik on July 13, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

The Pluralist - Newsletter for the Israel Religious Action Center

Dear Supporter,

Several years ago I attended an urgent Knesset session.  MK Danny Danon told a hushed crowd that Jewish girls, mostly new immigrants, were being kidnapped in the middle of the night by Arab men.  He described the situation vividly: "Girls are simply loaded into a vehicle by force by members of minorities." 

Other participants described young Jewish women being seduced and finding themselves in abusive relations with Arab men in places they…


Added by Debbie Pulik on July 7, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments

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