Last week, the United Church of Canada passed a resolution calling for the boycott of all Israeli goods produced in settlements on the West Bank.
The resolution is based on a 29-page report put together by the church’s Working Group on Israel/Palestine Policy and encouraged members of the church “to avoid any and all products produced in the settlements,” requests that the Canadian government ensure that “all…Continue
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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…Continue
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As Reform and Progressive congregations, institutions and organizations are celebrating Rabbi Miri Gold’s recognition as a rabbi by the state, Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky, calls it a “contribution to the unity of the Jewish people and the strengthening of ties with the Diaspora”.
You can read his full statement in the attached documents in both English and Hebrew:…Continue
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Starting on Monday June 18th, the leadership of ARZENU the International Federation of Reform and Progressive Zionists together with participants from the World Union for Progressive Judaism and the IMPJ (Israel Reform Movement) will be gathering in Jerusalem to participate in the annual World Zionist Organization's Va’ad Hapoel (…Continue
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A letter was sent out by the South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED) earlier this week letting people know about the South African Orthodox Jewish community's move to ban women from singing at celebratory events.
Included in this letter is a link to a video that was produced in opposition to this discriminatory practice. In addition, an article was published in …Continue
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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…Continue
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Since Justice Richard Goldstone wrote his article, “Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes” in The Washington Post, many have been calling for the UN to change its stance on Israel and to denounce the report. The Simon Wiesenthal Center has drawn up a petition and asks for individuals and organizations to take part in this petition.
September, 2009: Israel's objective…was "to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian…Continue
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Natan Sharansky, chair of the Jewish Agency and former Soviet Union Refusenik, recently spoke to students and faculty members of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). The event, which was sponsored by ARZA, ARZENU, the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), the College…Continue
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The chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive, Natan Sharansky, arrived in Brazil on March 22 to kick off a two-week South America tour, which also includes Uruguay, Chile and Argentina.
In São Paulo, Sharansky met a delegation of leaders of Arzenu and Mercaz, which stressed the deep concern regarding the referral of the issue of conversions in Israel and the risks of…Continue
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Once again, the Rotem Conversion Bill has become a subject of concern. And once again, our colleagues in Israel, led by Rabbi Gilad Kariv and counsel at IRAC, in cooperation with ARZA USA, the Conservative Movement and the Federations of North America, and with the support of Natan Sharansky, Chair of the Jewish Agency, have addressed the issues.
There is a moratorium to which the Government has agreed, to permit a negotiated solution to the problem, now extending until July 2011.…Continue
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Our challenges continue with respect to the Conversion Issue in Israel. I will summarize here the current state of affairs. As you all know, MK David Rotem introduced a bill (Rotem I) in July to give authority de jure in Israel on all conversion matters to the Chief Rabbis.
The Reform Movement, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America…Continue
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The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has launched a High Holy Day campaign for Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas from inside Israeli territory and has been in…Continue
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The observant Jewish Left is a rather new phenomenon in Israel – whether Reform, Conservative or modern Orthodox. The creation of Meimad in 1988 was the first time that modern Orthodox Israelis showed an interest in promoting peace and human rights on a political level.…Continue
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By JTA Staff, JTA, May 13th, 2010. A Conservative Jewish woman was attacked in Beersheba…Continue
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