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For first time, Israel to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis

Posted by Esther Klein on Sunday, September 2, 2012,
For first time, Israel to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis
 

 In an unprecedented move, Israel has announced that it is prepared to recognize Reform and Conservative community leaders a...


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Yet another article that speaks to the dilemma we have as Reform Jews

Posted by Esther Klein on Saturday, April 2, 2011,

She Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Israeli Flag "Seven years ago, I arrived here as a Jewish and Zionist woman," she says teary eyed while packing her suitcases. "Now I am leaving Israel because in the eyes of the Chief Rabbinate I am not a Jewish woman, and when I myself am already not so sure I am so Zionist."

SHE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
By Smadar Shir • Yediot Achronot
April 30th 2010
[TRANSLATIONS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS By Jonathan Adam Silverman]

Jessica Fishman no longer lives...


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The article in HaAretz

Posted by Esther Klein on Sunday, March 27, 2011,

Toward a more assertive liberal Judaism

The orthodox narrative about Judaism must be confronted, challenged, refuted: vocally, diligently, persistently; may this be the first step.

By Alex Sinclair

The pluralist agenda of the liberal Jewish movements, while admirable in principle, can sometimes lead us to be less voc...


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