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  • Israel: More Reform, Conservative than Charedi Jews

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 29, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Eight percent of Israeli Jews define themselves as Conservative or Reform Jews, compared to just 7 percent of Israelis who define themselves as “Charedi” (ultra-Orthodox). Amazing? I think it is quite amazing, given the never-ending discussion of Charedi power and growing...

  • Opinion: Haredi leaders must speak out against zealots

    January 30, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    The recent violence in Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood has led me to speak out against the so-called “sikrikim” in the harshest possible terms, equating their actions to terrorism. Sikrikim is the name given to a fringe anti-Zionist vigilante group, loosely...

  • Reform defends Richard Jacobs as critics attack his Israel positions

    May 2, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    An angry exchange over the Zionist credentials of the incoming president of the Reform movement has intensified and exploded onto the public stage.

    The conflict pits the movement’s leadership against a group of dissidents who say they represent a growing number of Reform Jews...

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