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Rejoicing with the Shalit family and Klal Yisrael - Message from the Israel Movement of Progressive Judaism

 The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism shares in the great happiness of the Shalit family and of the entire Israeli people at the expected release of Gilad Shalit. Over the past five years, Reform communities in…


Added by Dalya Levy on October 17, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

New iPhone application – "Zionation" - A Zionist calendar


The World Zionist Organization has launched a new iPhone application – A Zionist calendar called "Zionation." 


The Calendar will include historical dates and current information regarding events being held in Jewish communities around the world. It will operate in three languages – Hebrew, English and Spanish – and will be distributed as a gift for the new Jewish Year to hundreds of thousands of people in Israel and around the…


Added by Dalya Levy on October 16, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments


As our New Year begins, I want to share a brief summary of ARZENU’s recent activities.


An update on activities within the constituent organizations will follow.


B’hatzlacha to everyone around the world who is working so hard for Reform Zionism.




1.      A request has gone out to all constituent country chairs to send an updated list of all current officers with…


Added by Dalya Levy on October 16, 2011 at 11:37am — No Comments

Reform Movement Condemns Israel Mosque Burning - Rabbi Danny Allen, ARZA USA

Today, the leaders of the Reform movement condemned an arson attack on a mosque in the Israeli Arab village of Tuba Zangaria, and announced the establishment of a…


Added by Dalya Levy on October 4, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Price We Pay

Dear Friends of IRAC,

Yesterday, in the dead of night strangers entered a mosque in the Arab village of Tuba Zangaria in the upper Galilee. They sprayed graffiti in Hebrew and torched the mosque. The police have opened an investigation and already detained a few extreme right wing activists as suspects of the tag…


Added by Dalya Levy on October 3, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

ARZA USA Announces New Executive Director

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Rabbi Daniel Allen will assume the position of ARZA Executive Director beginning on July 1. From now until

the end of June he will be in the ARZA office on a consulting basis to help

with the planning of a major fundraising…


Added by Dalya Levy on April 7, 2010 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Letter from Anat Hoffman - What You Can Do

Dear Friends of IRAC,

There must be more than one way to liberate the Western Wall. It’s not only a job for paratroopers, a test that ended in the Six Day War of 1967. The Wall as a national and religious site now needs to be liberated from Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich’s control. Rabinovich is an Ultra-Orthodox rabbi who has been appointed as rabbi of the Wall by secular leaders in Israel who, like many Israelis, were brought up to believe that there is only one brand of authentic Judaism… Continue

Added by Dalya Levy on January 11, 2010 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

WZO Honors Herzl on 150th Anniversary of His Birth

Homage to Herzl

A Journey Celebrating the 150th Birthday of the Visionary of the Jewish State

April 14 – 20, 2010 $1,985 all-inclusive, Paris to Tel Aviv (

Next Generation Leadership Track for activists 25-40 April13-22 Only $1000 incl. r/t airfare Paris-Tel Aviv-Paris!

Be among the 120 Jewish leaders from around the world traveling in Herzl’s footsteps, highlighting the positive message… Continue

Added by Dalya Levy on January 11, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Anat Hoffman Leader of Women of the Wall Detained for Questioning

Women of the Wall Leader Interrogated by Police

By Jane Eisner

Published January 06, 2010.

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The leader of Women of the Wall, a group of women who gather monthly to pray at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, was questioned by police, fingerprinted, and told that she may be charged with a felony for violating the rules of conduct at what is considered Judaism’s most sacred site.

Inked: On January 5, Israeli police interrogated and… Continue

Added by Dalya Levy on January 7, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Women of the Wall - Update from Anat Hoffman

Dear Friends of IRAC,

Last Friday, Rosh Chodesh Tevet, 153 women found it in themselves to get up early on a wretched, rainy, and miserable morning and walk to the Kotel, for what could be – following Nofrat Frenkel’s arrest one month prior – an unpredictable morning of prayer.

We were women of all ages and denominations, gathered together under a canopy of bright umbrellas that looked especially vibrant on a gray day. We stood at the back of the women’s section to pray,… Continue

Added by Dalya Levy on December 22, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Women of the Wall Fight On

Challenging Traditions at the Heart of Judaism

By Isabel Kershner, The New York Times, December 21st, 2009

JERUSALEM — A struggle for the character of the Western Wall, this city’s iconic Jewish holy site and central place of worship, is under way, and it is being fought with prayer shawls and Torah scrolls.

On Friday, sheets of rain obscured the Old City’s ancient domes. But by 7 a.m. about 150 Jewish women had gathered at the Western Wall to pray and to… Continue

Added by Dalya Levy on December 22, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

The Shawl and the Hood - Rabbi Michael Marmur

We should all be relieved - a great disaster has been averted in the heart of Jerusalem. A woman was arrested yesterday for causing a heinous threat to public order. She was carrying a document so subversive that it has been suppressed and vilified for thousands of years. She also donned an item of ritual wear so provocative that if she had not been stopped by the authorities there might have been cataclysmic results.

The criminal in question was a highly suspicious type, and she arrived… Continue

Added by Dalya Levy on December 6, 2009 at 1:17pm — No Comments

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