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  • Jacobs’ path provides hope for Israel lovers

    May 2, 2011 | 3:56 pm

    Our community is nervous. The delegitimization campaign against Israel has traveled beyond the borders of Arab states and the Third World to Western European societies, and it’s even finding a beachhead in North America. Even within the Jewish community there are increasing numbers...

  • 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...

  • The Zionism of Rabbi Richard Jacobs – A Model for Our Times

    April 26, 2011 | 6:23 pm

    In the current issue of The Jewish Journal, there is an advertisement taken out by “Reform Jews who want the Reform Movement to stand with Israel.” This advertisement asserts that Rabbi Richard Jacobs, the President-designate of the Union for Reform Judaism, “does not represent...

  • For new Reform leader Richard Jacobs, big tent movement is the idea

    March 22, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    For the man tapped to lead American Jewry’s largest religious denomination, keeping the movement’s 900-plus synagogues welcoming to the unaffiliated, inspiring for members and a home for disaffected traditional Jews may require a high-wire balancing act.

    As a former dancer and...