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A screen capture of the live stream feed from a hearing at the High Court of Justice

Jewish NGOs celebrate 'long overdue' Israeli conversion decision

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said the decision "reflects the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish life in Israel and around the world.”

Reform Jews pray in Jerusalem [Illustrative]

Can't blame court: Knesset failed to settle conversion for 15 years

he court’s decision on Monday basically balances out the existing situation, recognizing conversions performed in Israel as well.

01/03/2021
Rabbi Gilad Kariv

Reform Rabbi Gilad Kariv in realistic fourth slot in Labor

The list will be headed by Labor leader Merav Michaeli, followed by former MK Omer Bar-Lev, who is a former commander of the elite IDF unit Sayeret Matkal.

01/02/2021
LGBTQ youth protest against far right Noam party at Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem

Anti-LGBTQ+, anti-Reform Noam Party to run in March elections

The chairman of the party called for all the religious Zionist parties to run together, as otherwise they would likely not be able to pass the electoral threshold

25/01/2021
Orthodox Jews arrive during the 13th Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking the completion of the Daf Y

Orthodox rabbis should speak to other streams of Judaism - opinion

Though their ideologies were threatening to Orthodoxy many, many decades ago, that is no longer the case.

By HESHIE BILLET
19/01/2021
Coleen Dieker said the pandemic "forces us to create our own spiritual food and think: What is my Ju

Raised Catholic, Coleen Dieker sings in an Irish punk and Jewish band

Dieker, 31, doesn’t just play Jewish music. She’s in an Irish rock band called Flannigan’s Right Hook, and she can sing in Turkish and Spanish.

By URIEL HEILMAN/JTA
15/01/2021

Rabbis make welcome call for Jewish unity

The Jewish people cannot afford to be divided at a time when there is growing global antisemitism and attacks on Israel.

People participate in a meditation walk in support of Black Lives Matter organized by the Portland B

Union for Reform Judaism appoints racial equity and inclusion director

The URJ's Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts focus mostly on addressing racial equality, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, sexism and other forms of discrimination.

I converted through Reform Judaism. Stop telling me I’m not a Jew.

After years of studying, learning and teaching, I finally achieved the goal I’d had from the age of 16.

By JESSY KUEHNE/JTA
30/10/2020
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