Religious Pluralism

Religious Pluralism

On Selichot, the Reform Movement will join a broad-based  grass-roots email campaign directed at Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Rivlin, Speaker of the Knesset Edelstein, and Diaspora Affairs Minister Bennett to let them know that because Israel matters so deeply to us, we demand an end to the ultra-Orthodox monopoly that not only dictates under what conditions progressive Jews may pray at the Kotel (Western Wall), but also how Israel rejects the diversity of our people by representing only one living Judaism through its courts, its governmental policies, and its public spaces.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

During a crisis, we collaborated with Reform leadership on aspects of our response from diplomacy and communications to social media and public relations. Every one of the 900 North American Reform congregations should recognize and value the range of expertise and resources available within the URJ’s congregational network.

Rabbi Mona Alfi

Rabbi Mona Alfi, the senior rabbi of Congregation B'nai Israel in Sacramento, CA, sent a letter today to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing “great concern and distress” about the detainment of Lesley Sachs, director of Women of the Wall, at the Kotel today.

Kate Bigam

Figures show that an offensive statement against the Arab public is posted every 6 minutes, while a call for actual physical violence is posted every 27 minutes.

Tal Ariel-Amir (Ma'ariv)

How can our congregations help support Women of the Wall?

Andrea Gingold

The compromise will bridge a festering schism between Israel and American Jewry, who have voiced concern about the government’s failure to recognize their authenticity and their needs. The hope is that the Western Wall will be an enduring symbol of Jewish unity, not fractious division.