A year and a half ago, I first revealed that the number of Reform and conservative Jews in Israel might be much larger than what we think. Based on unpublished data from the Guttman Center survey, I wrote back then that "Eight percent of Israeli Jews define themselves as...
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Take a Deep Breath, America
The US should think carefully before getting taking sides in Syria, Egypt and elsewhere in the region, writes Leslie H. Gelb in the Daily Beast.
Whatever the experts tell them, our leaders will have to come to terms with some...
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Matti Friedman of the Times of Israel presents a glimpse into the journal of British clergyman Hugh Jones, who remained in Jerusalem as the fight for control of the city waged around him.
Report of a two-hour cease...
‘Lack of recognition in Israel raises some question about the legitimacy of Reform and Conservative’
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November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmI've always been fascinated by how words -- even great, powerful words -- can evaporate. We talk about the power of words and ideas to change people's lives, but in reality we so easily forget them and move on with our lives.
I can't tell you how many times I'll hear a...
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmRecently, I spoke to Reform rabbinical students in their class on "Jewish Political Tradition." Which is, exactly, what?
My expertise, I told them, is politics, not theology. Here was my dilemma: to talk reality or defer to the orthodoxy of Reform Jews, which is to say, political...
June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm
It has become axiomatic in certain circles to say that the Conservative movement is at a crossroads as it considers its future.
With the announcement this month of the upcoming retirement of Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, longtime chancellor of the movement's flagship Jewish Theological...