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  • Why is patrilineal descent not catching on in Reform worldwide?

    February 15, 2011 | 10:10 am

    For three decades now, the American Jewish Reform movement has considered as Jewish the child of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother who is raised as a Jew.

    But most Reform Jews in the rest of the world still do not accept “patrilineal descent.”

    That makes the debate about...

  • Visiting Darfur Camps Brings Home Need

    By Rabbi David Saperstein

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    It was Sukkot without a lulav or etrog, but with a vibrancy and authenticity etched into our memories.

    We stood on Sukkot amid the Darfur refugee camps in eastern Chad along the Sudanese border: two prominent Reform rabbis, Rabbi David Stern of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas and Rabbi...

  • Jerusalem

    By Amy Klein

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "A voice from the heavens/

    Carries down to the whole world/

    The angel is crying above/

    Lamenting his son's image."

    Israeli countertenor David D'or might be singing about himself in the ethereal song, "A Voice From the Heavens." With a three-and-a-half-octave range, the crossover pop...

  • Jerusalem of Gehry

    By Tom Tugend

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "It will be the most outstanding building in the State of Israel and will draw worldwide attention," says Rabbi Marvin Hier.

    The dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center is referring to the new Museum of Tolerance -- to be known as the Winnick Institute -- that will rise in...

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