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Reform Riot at Kotel, Condemn Netanyahu

For people who become mortally hurt when this or that Orthodox politician tells them they're not really Jewish, heaping on their heads advice as to how they should improve – US Jews are surprisingly unrestrained when it comes to meddling in the coalition politics of a foreign country.

5778: A Year of Great Expectations

My urgent concerns in 5778 are not for Israel, but for American Jewry.

Trump to Rabbis: Hopeful for Significant Progress in Middle East Peace

'As opposed to similar calls in other years, no one from the Jewish community introduced or thanked him, and the president took no questions. The call lasted for about 5 minutes.'

Trump to Dis Non-Orthodox Rabbis in New Year’s Phone Call

In late August, four coalitions of Jewish clergy issued statements they planned to boycott the president's call, in response to Trump’s weak response to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.

Moses Mendelssohn: Personally Observant Progenitor Of Reform Judaism

The leading fighter for Jewish civil rights in Germany, he used his respect and renown to assist individual Jews and entire communities in disputes with the German authorities and he facilitated the revocation of many anti-Semitic laws.

A Hebrew in the Heartland – Have We Gone Off the Wall?!? [audio]

The whole Western Wall affair is a PR manipulation by some parties who wish to cause chaos in Israel.

If Someone Compares You to Korah, It’s Not a Death Threat

When Uri Regev spins Rabbi Amar's statements to mean the Rabbi aspires to see all Reform Jews dead, he, too, is engaging in the same sort of grandiose and cynical populism of Korah.

Tillerson’s State Dept. Refusing to Celebrate Ramadan

It is difficult to ignore the influence of Jewish tradition on Muslim rituals in general and Ramadan in particular, in a kind of upping the spiritual ante on the part of the illiterate security guard who started a new religion.

Abbas Last Arab Leader on Trump’s Call Schedule

President Donald Trump on Friday plans to call Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for the first time, according to the official White House schedule....

Tuesday the Rabbi Was Kicked Out for Performing Intermarriages

At the same time, there is a creeping acceptance of intermarriages within the Conservative movement.

Jewish ‘Pluralists’ Rage as Rabbi Riskin Gives Only One Finger, Not Entire Hand

Rabbi Riskin tried to put a leash on this cat and take it on a walkie when he told Ha'aretz he would accept Reform conversions should the Reform agree to the requirements of "immersion in the mikveh, circumcision, and basic knowledge and practice of Judaism."

Phantom Nation – Potpourri [audio]

Sha'i tackles the current hot topics of more Muslim terror, the Druze, the French, the "Gays" and Reform's lost sheep.

Women of the Wall Caught in Mix of Bad Timing, Bad Taste

Happy birthday, Frannie, may you grow up to marry a Jewish guy.

I Love Reform Jews

We can disagree with a reform Jew and even despise his opinions, but we should love him for his connection to the Jewish Nation.

Analysis: Jerusalem Chief Rabbi’s ‘Protest Prayer’ May Be Just What Reform Campaign Needed

The Bennett solution resolves the conflict in a peaceful way, which is not something the Reform and Conservative movements want.

Biden Professes Love for Israel and Scorn for Degrading Obama

The Vice President told Reform Jews how much he adores Israel but has no tolerance for people like Netanyahu's choice for media adviser, who equated Obama with anti-Semitism.

Reform Movement Won’t Back Nuclear Iran Deal

There was no unity of opinion on the Nuclear Iran Deal amongst Reform leadership or membership.

Shas MK Begins ‘Three Week’s with ‘Senseless Hate’ against Reform Jews

He refuses to consider Reform Jews as "Jews" but "welcomes them with love and joy" to be just like him.

Chief Rabbinate Bows to Pressure to Extend Rabbi Riskin’s Term

Chief Sephardi Rabbi: "'God has not made me a woman,' not like someone from Efrat who comes up with all kinds of new ideas, makes news and and wages wars."

Wasserman-Schultz Puts Stamp of Approval on Intermarriage

What hope is there for Jews in America with an attitude that says intermarriage is a "problem" but does not oppose it?

Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Quietly’ Converting to Judaism [video]

If Paltrow does not want the great rabbis in her ancestry to roll over in their graves, she would be wise to try a real Jewish conversion.

US Jewish Groups Work to Sign People Up for Health Care

American Jewish organizations are going to bat for ObamaCare and are using social media to reach as many people as possible in an effort...

Uproar over Jewish Candidate’s Refusal to Shake Hands with Women

When a Muslim won’t look at a woman, it is called respect. When a Jew won’t shake her hand, it is called sexism.

MK Who Excluded Reform Jews from Judaism Was ‘Misunderstood’

An Israel Knesset Member got a whack on his tongue for angering the Diaspora.

Reform Sell Half of Its HQ to Raise Cash for Youth Programs

The Union for Reform Judaism has sold off half of its headquarters in New York and is investing $1 million from the proceeds to...

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