“This week, as Israel held its fourth election in two years, we celebrate Israelis’ commitment to robust political engagement, despite election fatigue and the challenges of the ongoing pandemic. We are, of course, worried that the results indicate further political stalemate, which could lead to yet another election."
Union for Reform Judaism Endorses Kristen Clarke's Nomination to Lead Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division
"On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism whose 850 congregations encompass 1.8 million Reform Jews, we write to convey our strong endorsement of Kristen Clarke who has been nominated to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division."
"The surge in hate crimes against Asian-Americans since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic is a shameful stain on the nation."
April 6, 2021
This campaign aims to help dismantle systemic racism by educating, inspiring, and empowering individuals and communities to look inwardly to make communal change and outwardly to win legislative change.
April 6, 2021
We at the URJ are working with you, our congregations, to instill a love of Israel, make it central to the identity of Reform Jews, and advance efforts toward ensuring that it is a nation of equality, tolerance, pluralism, and justice.
April 5, 2021
As Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut approach during this continued period of social distancing, you're invited to join the Reform Movement and our partners for any and all of the following online events in observance of the two holidays.
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This Week's Torah Portion
Acharei Mot - K’doshim
The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. - Leviticus 16:1
The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2
אַחֲרֵי מוֹת - קְדֹשִׁים
After the Death [of the Two Sons of Aaron] / [You Shall Be] Holy
When/ 12 Iyar 5781
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