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800 rabbis sign statement supporting peaceful protest against racism

The statement invoked Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, an iconic Jewish civil rights activist who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

By BEN SALES/JTA
10/06/2020
An illustrative photo of Hasidim walking in Brooklyn, New York.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic two major Brooklyn synagogues discuss merging

“While I am prouder than ever to be part of this congregation, our financial health has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.”

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
29/05/2020
A STAR of David on a synagogue.
Save Conservative Judaism, not Preservative Judaism

Today, most Conservative Jews are truly liberal American Jews.

26/05/2020
US President Donald Trump
Reform movement condemns Trump’s immigration order

RAC director Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner said the order “is an extension of the xenophobia that has tragically guided our nation’s immigration policies during his time in office."

Disagreement can be the basis of Jewish unity – even during a pandemic

In today’s world, it cannot be denied that the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox denominations have distinct identities and positions regarding matters of religious practice.

By ROBERTA ROSENTHAL KWALL
22/04/2020
A Shabbat service featuring members of the Madrid and Barcelona Reform communities.
Spain’s Reform congregations form online community amid coronavirus

'These presentations help people confront and accept the situation they’re living. Accepting helps empower [them] for the future.'

By MARGARITA GOKUN SILVER/JTA
08/04/2020
With most flights canceled, a chartered airlift is bringing US teens home from Israel

The entire student body of URJ Heller High in Israel, a high school affiliated with the Reform movement, will return to the United States on a chartered flight.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
16/03/2020
This Jewish data whiz predicts the Oscar winners with math

Zauzmer, 26, works during the day as a baseball analyst for the Los Angeles Dodgers, using math to identify strong players that the team could potentially acquire.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
08/02/2020
US PRESIDENT Donald U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Israel's
Reform Movement slams Trump administration's planned Medicaid cuts

The Reform Movement is the largest stream of Judaism in the US, and has traditionally focused heavily on the practice of tikkun olam, which seeks to improve the world through activism.

Wedding bands [Illustrative]
Ugandan–Jewish wedding takes place in Israel for the first time

The couple belongs to the Abayudaya community, which the State of Israel does not recognize as a part of the Jewish religion.

By OMRI RON
09/01/2020
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