Generally, Conservative Judaism is egalitarian in its approach to both rights and religious obligations, is opposed to intermarriage, and believes in traditional Sabbath observance.
The Reform movement believes Judaism should reflect life in modern times, and introduce innovation and embrace diversity when it comes to Jewish belief and practice.
Most Jews would probably consider Orthodoxy the most 'authentic' denomination, but even among Orthodox, there are variations in observance, as well as in extent of integration into general society.
Reform leaders concerned by 'day after' Iran debate, including 'tension and harsh rhetoric' between Netanyahu and Obama.
Chairman Natan Sharansky tells Haaretz that the agency's plan to provide conversion services in the Diaspora will not discriminate against non-Orthodox communities.
It’s not clear the ultra-Orthodox members of the allocations committee knew which institutions were behind the request.
Though the Reform movement is still sidelined in Israel, it's gaining speed with Sephardic Jews and those from former Soviet Union.
Is the Rabbinate feeling empowered because the current government depends on ultra-Orthodox support? Or are the pluralistic movements getting bolder because they have nothing to lose?
In denigrating non-Orthodox Jews, Israel's religious affairs minister, David Azoulay, was addressing his own community.
Every divisive and hostile statement by an Israeli minister resounds painfully in Jewish communities abroad and distances Jews from Israel and from their Jewishness.