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St. Peter and the Reform Movement

12 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
An ugly etrog is still an etrog, but a beautiful lemon is never an etrog.

How I Lost My Liberal View of Reform Jews and Started to Fear Them

2 Tammuz 5773 – June 10, 2013
When I began covering the Women of the Wall, the flagship of the Reform insurgency in Israel, my initial take was sympathetic.

Susan Rice Says Defending Israel Swallows Much of Her UN time

14 Iyyar 5773 – April 23, 2013
Defending Israel’s legitimacy is a “huge part” of her work as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice told a Reform Judaism event...

Netanyahu Approves Egalitarian Section at Western Wall

13 Iyyar 5773 – April 22, 2013
The women win a battle, but the question is, “Do they want a war they might lose?” Netanyahu approves Sharansky’s plan for women to pray like men in an “egalitarian” section at the Western Wall.

Women of Wall Rabbi Calls Knesset ‘Achasverosh’

15 Adar 5773 – February 25, 2013
Purim is an upside-down holiday, but Women of the Wall Rabbi Silverman takes the cake. She calls the Knesset Achasverous, a wicked goy, and suffers “tragedy” for her regarding them as enemies.

Police Let Sarah Silverman’s Niece Visit Western Wall on Purim

11 Adar 5773 – February 20, 2013
Police have agreed to allow the niece of American comedian Sarah Silverman will be allowed to attend a women's Megillah reading at the Western...

Lapid: Let Conservatives and Reform in

13 Shevat 5773 – January 24, 2013
The (Conservative) Rabbinical Assembly shares remarks, photos from Yair Lapid’s address to its 2012 convention.

Why Ha’aretz is an Evil Newspaper

14 Tishri 5773 – September 30, 2012
For sure, there is no "direct connection" between the book, Torat HaMelech, and the youth who carried out the vicious attack on an Arab in Zion Square although since the trial hasn't begun, we really do not know much, neither I nor the Reform Rabbi. A Rabbi, by the way, would steer clear of such an accusation, especially during the Ten Days of Penitence. But "concentration camps"?

From Quaker High School to the IDF: Profile of a Lone Soldier

10 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Goldstein was raised in a Jewish-conservative household in Philadelphia, attending the Jewish elementary school of Solomon Schechter and Camp Rama in the summers. He chose to go to the Quaker Friends’ Central High School in part because of the school’s focus on athletics, but also in order to broaden his horizons.

An Eis La’asos – The Time is Ripe

25 Elul 5772 – September 11, 2012
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, the former president of the Union of Reform Judaism, has argued that the reform movement should look to Orthodox Judaism for guidance. Harry Maryles argues that this provides an important kiruv opportunity.

‘Losing Zuckerberg’ and Reform Judaism’s Opportunity

12 Tammuz 5772 – July 2, 2012
Had Mark Zuckerberg been told that the Jewish people have a mission to rebuild a Jewish state, and that his creative talents are needed, he may have harnessed his mind in that direction. Had he been offered an opportunity to take part in the most exciting project of the Jewish people in two-thousand years, he probably would have taken it.

Letter to a Reform Jew

11 Sivan 5772 – June 1, 2012
The fact that a Reform Jew wishes to adopt a counterfeit form of “Judaism” is his affair. But the religious Jew is not bound by that. The State of Israel does not have to recognize on an official level the falsehood that every Jew may adopt on a private level.

Lieberman Declares Support For Gay Partner Benefits, Partial Birth Abortion

30 Nisan 5763 – May 2, 2003
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Israeli soldiers train for urban combat at a military base in southern Israel with mock structures in background

In a speech Monday, Democratic presidential hopeful Joseph Lieberman vowed to work for congressional passage of a bill that would guarantee a range of benefits to partners of gay federal employees, and declared his staunch support for affirmative action and abortion rights ? including the partial birth procedure opposed by many Democrats.

Lieberman?s statements, made at the biannual conference of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, seemed to cement his move away from the centrist image he had crafted for himself in earlier years.

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