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Richard J. Jacobs, Reform rabbi and president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform movement in North America, representing an estimated 1.5 million Reform Jews.

Enlightened Reform Movement Equally Disappointed in Israel and the Palestinians

22 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
Who are These People? Are they even Jewish? Honestly?
B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue (with minor addition).

B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue Leaders Congratulate Palestine on UN Vote

21 Kislev 5773 – December 5, 2012
"The vote at the UN yesterday is a great moment for us as citizens of the world," said the email.

Menorah Lighting To Take Place Around the World

21 Kislev 5773 – December 4, 2012
Celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, commemorated through the lighting of the traditional Hanukkah menorah, will be taking place across the world, according to an article by the Washington Post.
Moshe Feiglin davened with a minyan on Temple Mount.

Feiglin Davens with Minyan on Temple Mount, Arabs Silent (Video)

The world did not erupt in flames. Even the Muslims preferred to keep mum about it.

Vizhnitzers Shocked as Sudanese Workers ‘Violated’ Rebbes’ Chambers

19 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
No one seemed to be in charge of the movements of the Sudanese workers.
Illustration image.

Polish Court Rules Against Ritual Slaughter

14 Kislev 5773 – November 27, 2012
The court killed a Polish government allowance for Jewish and Muslim slaghtering.

Observing Shabbat Worldwide to Protect Israel

6 Kislev 5773 – November 20, 2012
Shabbat has kept the Jews throughout the generations.
Hebron Tent City on Shabbat Chaye Sarah

‘Because It’s Ours’ – Tent City Rises in Hebron on Shabbat Chaye Sarah (Video)

27 Heshvan 5773 – November 11, 2012
Toward early mid-afternoon the tents start popping up on the lawn in the park across from the Cave of Machpela.

20,000 Jews in Hebron for Chayei Sarah

At least 20,000 Jews from all across Israel, and some coming in from around the world, converged on the biblical city of Hebron this shabbat to honor the memory of the Matriarch Sarah, whose burial in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron - Maarat HaMachpela - was chronicled in this week's Torah portion.

French Imams in Jerusalem For Anti-Anti-Jewish Campaign

A campaign by a group of 12 French imams to portray themselves as friendly to Jews is set to take place on Sunday when they arrive in Israel for a five-day visit.
Israeli Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar.

Chief Rabbi: Stop Ingesting Pesticides to Avoid Bugs

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Some of the supervised, ‘bug-free,’ leafy vegetable growers are using higher levels of pesticides than allowed by Health Ministry standards.

Library of Congress Celebrates 100 Years of Hebraica

16 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
A new exhibit at the Library of Congress is celebrating 100 years of Hebraica with its new exhibit, “Words Like Sapphires”.
Aerial view of the Givat Shaul cemetery utside of Jerusalem.

Haredim Reject Government ‘Saturated’ Burials

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.

Two Very Different Jews Memorialized on Saturday

12 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
Memorials for two memorable Jews took place this weekend, though they stood, perhaps, on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Israeli Flag Burned in Front of Budapest Synagogue

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue on Tuesday by members of an ultrarightist Hungarian party as part of their celebrations of an anti-communist revolution taking part in the country in 1956.
Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg

The Sheer, Small-L Liberalism of ‘Rabbis for Romney’

7 Heshvan 5773 – October 22, 2012
When you talk to the man behind that organization, you discover that not only is he not lonely, he is not a particularly partisan individual.

Rally Backing Jewish Community Held in Malmo

Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu was among some 300 marchers who demonstrated in the Swedish city in support of the Jewish community.

Mount of Olives Trees Are World’s Oldest

5 Heshvan 5773 – October 21, 2012
Tests conducted on olive trees on Jerusalem's historic Mount of Olives are the oldest known trees in the world, according to a study released on Friday conducted by the National Research Council of Italy Trees and Timber Institute.
Rabbi David Fine (L.) and Rabbi Shlomo Sobol (R.), founders of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics.

What Israeli Rabbis Can Learn from their American Counterparts: Communal Leadership

3 Heshvan 5773 – October 19, 2012
In cities and towns across Israel, the missing, pivotal character who could serve as a locus for spiritual needs, informal education and charitable programs is the communal rabbi, argue the founders of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics.

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