Today we celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, the anniversary of that fateful day in 1967 when the Israeli paratroopers reached the Western Wall and announced: "הר הבית בידנו" -- “The Temple Mount is in our Hands.” That moment ushered in the the promise for Jews everywhere, after years of dreaming and longing, to come and pray before this sacred space.
May 2, 2021
Leaders of the Reform Movement mourn the tragedy that took place in Mount Meron in Israel during Lag BaOmer celebrations.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs
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.
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“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."
URJ Opposes Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael’s (KKL-JNF) Expansion of Jewish Settlements with Private Land Purchases Throughout the West Bank
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February 12, 2021 - Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, has released the following statement: