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  • Adopting a new view of faith and family

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    June 9, 2016 | 11:27 am

    Let’s get one thing out of the way — yes, Susan Silverman is the sister of actors and comedians Sarah Silverman and Laura Silverman. Perhaps more significant, however, are Silverman’s other achievements and credentials. She is a Reform rabbi who lives in Jerusalem, where she is a...

  • Women of the Wall keeps pushing for b’not mitzvah at the Kotel

    May 9, 2016 | 2:14 pm

    When Alina Brenner began to plan her daughter Dana’s bat mitzvah, she considered throwing a party at a synagogue near their home in the Tel Aviv suburb of Hod HaSharon.

    Then Brenner had second thoughts. 

    “We wanted Dana to feel a connection to Judaism,” and having only a party...

  • Women of the Wall, shielded by police, raises Torah scroll and blows shofar

    August 7, 2013 | 9:08 am

    Women of the Wall blew a shofar at the back of the Western Wall Plaza and raised a Torah scroll at the plaza’s gate under a heavy police barricade.

    The police shielded the the estimated 300 women and their male supporters on Wednesday morning at the back of the plaza, facing the...

  • Another peace process: Judaism in Israel vs. Judaism in America

    By David Suissa

    February 13, 2013 | 8:21 am

    While the Jewish world has focused for decades on the Arab-Israeli conflict, it has given far less attention to an equally important conflict: the conflict between Judaism in Israel and Judaism in America. Everywhere I turn, I see more signs of the growing religious schism between...

  • Ten women arrested at Western Wall for praying with prayer shawls

    February 11, 2013 | 3:04 am

    Ten women participating in a women's prayer service with hundreds of worshippers and supporters at the Western Wall were arrested for wearing prayer shawls.

    Those arrested Monday morning included Israeli-American Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of comedian Sarah Silverman, and her...

  • Pro-Obama video by Sarah Silverman’s sister to begin airing in Florida

    October 22, 2012 | 10:02 am

    A video in support of President Obama produced by the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman will begin airing in Florida.

    The video by Rabbi Susan Silverman, a Reform rabbi who lives in Jerusalem, posted last week on Facebook shows Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in an interview...

  • An Israeli in praise of Obama

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 10, 2012 | 6:28 am

    Rabbi Susan Silverman, a resident of Jerusalem and sister of American comedian Sarah Silverman, talks about her new initiative - a video showing Israeli support for President Barack Obama and his pro-Israel credentials.


    You're filming a video to achieve what?

    The video...