The renovation ostensibly would make amends with the Reform and Conservative movements that want an egalitarian prayer space, but these streams say the new plan drastically falls short
After all, the Orthodox made the Western Wall a holy site, while we secular Jews banished God from our lives
To the casual observer, Israel has never looked more secure and prosperous. Look again
Israel’s chief rabbi must take responsibility for the blacklist, a tragic and contemptuous abuse of power and a clear slap in the face for Diaspora Jews
Israel's Chief Rabbinate has published a list of rabbis whose opinions on the matter of 'Who is a Jew?' it says should be disregarded.
So your local rabbi is on the Rabbinate’s blacklist – what does that mean for you if you're hoping to move to Israel or get married here?
There is no God and the beliefs of those praying at the Western Wall are no more or less serious or true than the worldview of the pagans who hold Druid rites at Stonehenge
In exchange, government had agreed to postpone discussion of controversial bill that would deny recognition of any conversions in Israel outside the Rabbinate
They're not saying 'Oh, please, come to Israel so we can all live together as soul-mates.' They're saying, 'We hate you. We don't want your kind here.' They want you to walk away, to abandon the playing field to them
Israeli Minister Lashes Out at Reform Jewish Leaders, Says They Would Convert Thousands of 'Infiltrators'
'Dery is a liar' shoots back Israeli Reform movement leader Gilad Kariv; URJ President Rick Jacobs condemns 'harsh and hateful views' by ultra-Orthodox party chairman