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    By Jewish Insider

    April 14, 2015 | 6:57 am

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    SCENE YESTERDAY -- Jewish leaders and campaign supporters met with President Obama at the White House: President Obama met with two separate groups of Jewish leaders at the Roosevelt Room in...

  • Chicken Little, chicken soup and the Reform moment

    January 9, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    Almost half a century ago, a cover story in Look Magazine described “The Vanishing American Jew.” Extrapolating from demographic trends on intermarriage, birth rates and generational assimilation, the author predicted that the Jewish community in America would blend in and...

  • Reform leader Rick Jacobs slams Israeli gov’t discrimination against non-Orthodox

    November 14, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said American Jews should no longer acquiesce to Israeli state-sanctioned discrimination against women and non-Orthodox Jews.

    "I would fight passionately for the right of Orthodox Jews to pray freely at the Kotel...

  • VIDEO / Israel and the Diaspora: Two sides of the same coin?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 27, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Yesterday, I hosted a panel on Israel and the Diaspora at the Jewish Agency Assembly in Jerusalem. Joining me were Ed Rettig, the director of the Israel/Middle East office at the American Jewish Committee; Solly Sacks, the director-general of the World Mizrahi Movement and member of...

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  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs installed as URJ president

    June 11, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Rabbi Rick Jacobs in his formal installation as president of the Union for Reform Judaism called on the movement to “chart a new course.”

    Saturday’s installation took place at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Jacobs, 56, in his prepared remarks also urged the movement to...

  • Reform rift over Zionist credentials of incoming chief Rick Jacobs

    April 29, 2011 | 2:06 pm

    Ads questioning the Zionist credentials of the leader-designate of the Reform movement are a distortion, Reform leaders said.

    The ad attacking Rabbi Richard Jacobs for not being sufficiently pro-Israel appeared in a number of Jewish newspapers this week. It was placed by a group of...

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