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  • Reform rabbis nudge ICE on deportations

    2 weeks ago

    Reform rabbis are contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in an attempt to delay the deportation of undocumented workers.

    Rabbis Organizing Rabbis partnered with immigration advocacy organizations to ask the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to...

  • Letters to the editor: Garcetti’s gaffe, Sar-El, revenge and more

    July 9, 2014 | 9:21 am

    Existential Offensive

    Excellent piece, David Suissa (“Revenge is Not Enough,” July 4). Shame and humiliation are indeed useful weapons in that region, and it must be part of the political arsenal, same as the appropriate military options. God and faith must be part of the...

  • Rabbis’ mass head-shaving inspired by ‘Superman Sam’ raises nearly $600K

    April 3, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    This week, 73 North American rabbis will be missing something when they go to Shabbat services: their hair.

    As part of a campaign that raised more than $570,000 for pediatric cancer research, approximately 60 male and female rabbis voluntarily shaved their heads on Tuesday night...

  • A Defense of J Street to Criticism from Fellow Reform Rabbis

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 13, 2013 | 7:36 am

    What follows is my response to a flurry of letters posted by Reform Rabbis on our List Serve (RAVKAV) critical of J Street. Many of my colleagues charge that J Street ignores hostility to Israel throughout the Middle East, the growing influence and threat of Hamas in the...

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  • Shame at the Holiest Site in Judaism

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 20, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    For those who do not receive emails from the Israeli Reform Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), I refer the following to you for your information and for action. Anat Hoffman, the Executive Director of IRAC sent this notice out this morning and it is self-explanatory...

  • White House briefs Reform rabbis on oil spill

    August 5, 2010 | 1:44 pm

    A White House official briefed Reform rabbis on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Wednesday’s conference call is held annually by the Central Conference of America Rabbis before the High Holidays to provide rabbis with information about current events for their sermons. Last...

  • Body Building

    December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Barnett Brickner sits, frowning in his study at Temple Judea of Massapequa, N.Y. He's been asked his opinion of the proposed new "platform" of Reform Judaism, which comes up for a vote next May at a national convention of Reform rabbis. The platform says that the Torah was...
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