Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

By:
Leon A. Morris
Change is afoot in Reform Judaism. A new president of the Union for Reform Judaism has been selected. The movement has launched a series of nationwide public forums to discuss its future. Hundreds of Reform rabbis have endorsed a plan to achieve greater efficiency in the movement's institutions. Rethinking dues structures, using technology more effectively and sharing best practices are...
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It's a sorry state of affairs when one of the biggest challenges for American Jewry is mobilizing our own community on behalf of Israel. A new effort to do just that is kicking off here next week, with the launch of the Jewish Community Relations Council's Israel Action Coalition. We wish this new initiative the best of luck. We hope...
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One reader states that an opinion writer has the right to criticize but not to endanger Jews and Gratz College announces it will study and compare different genocides.
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By:
Abraham H. Foxman
President Barack Obama's speeches at the State Department and to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee provoked strong reactions in among Jews. Some castigated the president, particularly for his reference to the pre-1967 lines "with land swaps" as the basis for Palestinian-Israeli talks. Others lauded Mr. Obama for his clear support for Israel as a Jewish state and for his...
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The JCC says it isn't giving up on South Philly's seniors and, a reader argues, the most inclusive Israel advocacy serves the community best.
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