International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

August 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Israel's Progressive Reform Movement speaks out about the social protests

On Wednesday last week, the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) and the Council of Progressive Rabbis (CPR) in Israel issued a statement on the social protests that are currently taking place on the streets of all Israeli major cities.

The people’s voice is as God’s voice

This year, the period of “Between the Straits” (bein ha-meitzarim) has seen an outpouring of protests throughout Israel. Citizens have…


Added by Arzenu Admin on August 6, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Embodying liberalism and Zionism: Rabbi Richard Hirsch's new book published

Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch’s new book, For the Sake of Zion, Reform Zionism: A Personal Mission, was launched in Jerusalem on Monday, June 27. Gil Troy, a professor of history at McGill University in Montreal and the author of numerous books, who currently lives in Israel, wrote an article for The Jewish Week about Rabbi Hirsch and his latest book.

At a time when we read constantly about the crises of Liberal Zionism and Reform Zionism, Rabbi Hirsch, at…


Added by Arzenu Admin on August 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The revolution is here: Israelis dissatisfied over basic costs of living.

Anat Hoffman of IRAC and Rabbi Gilad Kariv of the IMPJ, joined forces for the latest IRAC newsletter to speak about the current protests being held in all major cities in Israel.

Dear Friends of IRAC

Over the last two weeks, it has been obvious that Israeli democracy is as strong and vibrant as it has ever been. The dissatisfaction of the Israeli middle class over the basic costs of living, be it food, housing, or education, has…


Added by Arzenu Admin on August 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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