Monday, May 2, 2016 Nisan 24, 5776

By:
Rabbi Yaakov Menken and Rabbi Pesach Lerner
Responding to a dramatic decline in membership, the Conservative Jewish movement’s congregational arm has hired the Good Omen PR agency to survey hundreds of its members and “develop a new ‘position statement’ for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.” The problem, however, is far more essential than branding.
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Obama opposes BDS, but he also opposes the application of the law to “Israeli-controlled territories.”
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Readers discuss past opinion pieces and Jewish Exponent articles.
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By:
Jennifer Dekel
On Feb. 2, the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a groundbreaking hearing on seeking justice for American victims of Palestinian terrorism in Israel and the disputed territories.
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By:
Debra Bennet
On Jan. 31, the Israeli government approved a deal recognizing mixed-gender, egalitarian services at a part of the Western Wall called Robinson’s Arch. An incredible victory, right? Yes. But much has been lost, too.
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