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Is coronavirus in Israel really over?

Meet Gilad Kariv, Israel's first Reform rabbi to be sworn into the Knesset.

Rabbi Michael Cook teaches a class at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati in 2016.

Rabbi Michael Cook, who helped Jews navigate the New Testament, dies at 79

Cook said his career “coincided with a time in which navigating Christian America had become increasingly difficult for Jews due to the burgeoning of assimilation and intermarriage.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
31/03/2021

New Passover Haggadah published by US Reform movement

The editors of this artistic and innovative Haggadah also bring us some new commentaries on this central biblical text that they have added to our recitation of the story.

By RON KRONISH
25/03/2021

Ashira's song and the issue of IDF converts to Judaism

“It’s only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away.” – The Bee Gees, 1967

AFRICAN MIGRANTS in Tel Aviv.

Reform, Conservative leaders slam PM’s comments on 'fake conversion' fears

Netanyahu expressed concern over 'fake conversions’ and said the govt must 'protect the borders of Israel’ when asked about the recent High Court ruling on non-Orthodox conversions.

AMERICAN AND Israeli Orthodox and Conservative Jews protest outside the Chief Rabbinate offices in J

Jewish conversion law aside, we need to respect each other first

At the “entrance gate” to the Jewish people stand those who prefer to live in social ghettos and avoid seeing the vital national value of conversion.

08/03/2021
High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the

Is it possible to choose between 'Jewishness' and Israel?

After a week like this one, I find myself caught between values that are core to my very being.

SUPREME COURT justices arrive for a hearing at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem last month.

High Court conversion decision is symbolic, significant and honorable

The decision does honor to the country’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state.

By DOV S. ZAKHEIM , LAURA SHAW FRANK
08/03/2021

Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi denigrates Reform conversions

“What is Reform conversion? It isn’t Jewish,” Yitzhak Yosef said, in a video published by Kikar Hashabbat.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
08/03/2021

Who are the converts who can now become citizens amid court ruling?

The decision was a big victory for the non-Orthodox denominations in Israel.

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