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Why is the Reform Movement supporting the 'For the People Act'?

Why is the Reform Movement supporting the 'For the People Act'?

The Act includes nationwide mail-in voting, banning restrictions on ballot harvesting, banning voter ID, allowing criminal voters. Opinion.

Kotel Compromise Plan nearing implementation

Kotel Compromise Plan nearing implementation

Reform groups due to meet with Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday; PM expected to push for Plan within next few weeks.

Conversion Reform will not recognize Reform conversions

Conversion Reform will not recognize Reform conversions

Minister Matan Kahana's draft legislation for conversion reform amended to ensure conversions will remain according to halakhic standards.

Israel should not fund the Reform Movement

Israel should not fund the Reform Movement

Reform rabbinical and cantorial students signed a letter accusing Israelis of being racists .The Reform Movement also embraces BLM. Op-ed.

The Conservative Movement is no more - it has turned Reform

The Conservative Movement is no more - it has turned Reform

The Conservative Movement now Is Reform and the Reform Movement is Unitarianism without a Messiah. It is collapsing before our eyes.Op-ed.

Netherlands: Reform leader likens COVID policies to Nazi Germany

Netherlands: Reform Jewish leader compares COVID-19 policies to Nazi Germany

Dutch Reform leader says COVID-19 policies remind her of Nazi Germany. 'Don't play with fire.'

'No chance' haredim will join govt that backs Kotel Compromise

'No chance' haredi parties will join a government that backs the Kotel Compromise

"If the government goes ahead with the plan, we'll go out en masse to protest the desecration of the holy site."

City of Jerusalem orders Reform movement to remove billboards

Jerusalem municipality orders Reform organization to remove billboards

Dror community claims "someone" in the municipality gave them permits to hang signs with the municipal logo. Dep. mayor Aryeh King denies.

The Rabbi Eliezer Melamed controversy

The Rabbi Eliezer Melamed controversy

From the harsh, condemning tone of some of the articles opposing Rabbi Melamed's opinions, you might think he was a serial murderer.

Reform Movement launches massive probe of sexual abuse claims

Reform Movement launches massive probe of sexual abuse claims

After string of high-profile revelations of sexual misconduct, Reform Movement opens three-pronged investigation into claims of abuse.

Reform MK joins Women of the Wall for prayersplayer

MK Gilad Kariv joins Women of the Wall at the Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh festivities

Kariv, a Reform clergyman, praised the police for their respectful behavior.

Judeo-progressive liberalism has taken over Reform Jewry

Judeo-progressive liberalism is the new religion of the Reform Movement

Progressive liberalism took the Judaism out of the Reform Movement The lesson? We must inoculate ourselves with a Torah social culture.

 Non-Orthodox Rabbis who attack Israel at war in Open Letters

Non-Orthodox Rabbis who attack Israel at war in Open Letters

Let all of Israel notice that perfidious, treasonous Open Letter issued by the next wave of non-Orthodox - maybe non-Jewish - rabbis.Op-ed.

Anti-Israel seminary students have forfeited right to be rabbis

Anti-Israel seminary students have forfeited the right to be rabbis or Jewish leaders

90 self-proclaimed future 'leaders' have chosen woke purity, signing a letter critici\zing Israel while its chidren are in shelters. Op-ed.

'No' to Reform movement's presence at Western Wall

'No' to Reform movement's presence at Western Wall: MK Avi Maoz's first proposed bill

MK Maoz's first proposed piece of legislature would put an end to Supreme Court meddling in provocations surrounding the Western Wall.

Haredi MK refuses to greet new Reform MK

Haredi lashes out at new Reform MK : Reform members less truthful than Christians

Tensions rise on the first day of newly sworn in Knesset as the Haredi parties set a tone towards negotiating government terms.

Now Israeli citizenship is like a Las Vegas wedding

Now Israeli citizenship is like a Las Vegas wedding

Is that the hope of 2,000 years that Israel wants?  A “Jewish State” for a “Jewish People” where no one knows who really is Jewish? Op-ed.

Chief Rabbi: Reform conversions 'aren't Jewish'

Chief Rabbi: Reform conversions 'aren't Jewish'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, excoriates Reform conversions, calling them 'not Jewish'.

Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

United Torah Judaism video ad under fire for comparing Reform and Conservative converts to dogs.

Part II: Reform movement denounces its own ‘West Bank settlers’

Part II: Reform movement denounces its own ‘West Bank settlers’

Some of Tzur Hadassah’s residents are in a pickle: They risk being denounced by their own religious leaders. Op-ed.

MK Kahana: Haredi parties will cause Reform conversions

MK Kahana says Haredi inflexibility will drive Supreme Court to accept Reform conversions

"Once there is a ruling on a case, there will be no turning back."

Synagogue defaced. Don’t worry, though. 'It’s not about us'

Synagogue defaced. Don’t worry, though. 'It’s not about us'

The head of the Kenosha Reform Temple says 'Free Palesine' grafitti sprayed on the premises are not about Jews. How reassuring. Op-ed.

Reform rabbi bullied over political views

Reform rabbi bullied over political views

The contemporary trend of silencing Right-wing voices seems to have reached Reform leadership, where the Right is a minority- of one? Op-ed.

The Reform Rabbi who openly supports President Trump

The Reform Rabbi who openly supports President Trump

Biden has no new ideas, but Donald Trump has an innovative peace initiative. We should support Israeli decisions, including annexation.Op-ed

The last generation's Great Sages'  attitude to the Reform

Attitude of the Great Sages of the Last Generation to the Reform Community

In Rabbi Kook’s yeshiva, it was clear that no Jews, including those who were Reform and Conservative, should be boycotted.

A YI rabbi weighs in on Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity

A Young Israel rabbi weighs in on Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity

The Reform Movement, like the Left, talks about equality until it is in a position of power.

Time to end the "pitched battle" destroying the Jewish People

Time to end the "pitched battle" destroying the Jewish People

No one, not Orthodox nor Reform, will win this battle, while our common enemy, assimilation and intermarriage, will continue to destroy.

A YI Rabbi weighs in: Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity, Part 1‏

A Young Israel Rabbi weighs in: On Reform Judaism and Jewish Unity - Part 1‏

We have such chaos in US Jewish life due to the Reform Movement, that if you are in Israel, you cannot begin to fathom the calamity. Op-ed.

No to the Reform Movement, yes to love for every Jew

No to the Reform Movement, yes to love for every Jew

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed's meeting with a Reform "Rabba" elicited critical responses from many of Israel's Zionist rabbis, such as this one.

Hotovely meets Reform leader

Tzipi Hotovely meets Reform leader

Diaspora Affairs Minister met this past week with the President of the the Union for Reform Judaism, who invited Hotovely to his community.

'State needs to recognize Reform Judaism'

Yair Lapid: 'Israel needs to recognize Reform and Conservative conversions'

Blue and White leader says Israel 'only country in Western world where Jews don't have freedom of religion.'

Reform ruffled over Tzipi Hotovely appointment

Reform ruffled over Tzipi Hotovely appointment

North American Reform Movement President: 'Hotoveli as Diaspora Minister is like appointing pacifist Defense Minister.'

Reform movement votes to back reparations for African-Americans

Reform movement votes to back reparations for African-Americans

Union for Reform Judaism declares its support for reparations for the descendants of slaves in the US.

Reform rabbis to perform IDF funerals?

Reform rabbis to perform IDF funerals?

IDF chief rabbi instructs military rabbinate to respect families' wishes after State tells court Reform rabbis to perform military funerals

US Reform leader asks why Ashrawi not allowed into country

US Reform leader asks why Ashrawi not allowed into country

Reform President Rick Jacobs questions decision not to grant PA official Hanan Ashrawi visa to entere the US.

Poll: Just 3% of Israelis back Women of the Wall movement

Poll: Just 3% of Israelis back Women of the Wall movement

Poll by Reform movement shows just 3% of Israelis support goals of Women of the Wall, 7% support recognition of non-Orthodox Judaism.

President of Reform movement: A huge victory

President of Reform movement: A huge victory

President of Union for Reform Judaism welcomes Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify Ben-Ari from running in the upcoming elections.

Historic Reform Kutz camp for young leaders to shut down

Historic Reform Kutz camp for young leaders to shut down

Over-50-year-old Kutz Camp to train teen leaders to close after 2019 summer session.

More Israelis identify as Reform - but few are active members

More Israelis identify as Reform - but few are active members

New study shows that despite large number of Israelis who identify with Reform or Conservative movements, few becoming actively involved.

Likud MK to haredi lawmakers: Recognize non-Orthodox movements

Likud MK to haredi lawmakers: Recognize non-Orthodox movements

Coalition MK calls on haredi leaders to recognize other 'streams' of Judaism. 'This is their state too.'