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.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs in his formal installation as president of the Union for Reform Judaism called on the movement to "chart a new course."
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 Reform Jews calling themselves Jews Against Divisive Leadership.