International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

October 2010 Blog Posts (5)


The 35th WUPJ biennial conference, will be held in San Francisco, CA, USA from 8th - 13th February 2011. Registration is now open.
Come and be a part of…

Added by Arzenu Admin on October 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Thousands march in Tel Aviv against loyalty oath bill. By Asaf Shtull-Trauring

Hadash MK Dov Khenin warns concept of a population transfer of Israel's Arab citizens has turned from a nightmare into an operational plan.
Thousands marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening in a joint Jewish-Arab protest against the cabinet's approval of a controversial amendment to the citizenship bill, requiring non-Jews seeking citizenship to pledge allegiance to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.
The demonstrators marched carrying signs reading "Jews and Arabs…

Added by Arzenu Admin on October 16, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Jewish Republic of Israel

Remember this day. It's the day Israel changes its character. As a result, it can also change its name to the Jewish Republic of Israel, like the Islamic Republic of Iran. Granted, the loyalty oath bill that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to have passed purportedly only deals with new citizens who are not Jewish, but it affects the fate of all of us.
From now on, we will be living in a new, officially approved, ethnocratic, theocratic, nationalistic and racist…

Added by Arzenu Admin on October 11, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

IRAC - Loyalty to our values. By Anat Hoffman

Dear friends of IRAC,
Yesterday, IRAC as a leader in the Coalition Against Racism co-signed a press release with nearly twenty other organizations condemning the Loyalty Oath Bill that was approved by the Cabinet and will be voted on by the Knesset in the upcoming session.
We condemn the oath because we take seriously the Declaration of Independence in Israel, a document with which I identify so strongly. During the painful birth of the State of Israel, our nation’s…

Added by Arzenu Admin on October 11, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Fire at Beth Shalom, Munich (Arzenu Germany offices)

Dear Members, Friends and Supporters of Beth Shalom and Arzenu Germany,
A fire took place during the night of September 24/25, 2010 at the Liberal Jewish Community Beth Shalom in Munich. The synagogue is the founding place of Arzenu Germany and, till today, Beth Shalom is also the office address of Arzenu Germany. Many members and the congregation as well, are founding members of Arzenu Germany.
Thank God nobody was hurt. Unfortunately, our community rooms were badly…

Added by Arzenu Admin on October 11, 2010 at 8:53pm — No Comments

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