Search results for tag " Diaspora"

  • Chief Rabbi Lau's blatant anti-pluralism hypocrisy
    Written by Uri Regev on 16/12/2015
    Last week, Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau publicly rebuked Naftali Bennett, Israel’s minister of education and Diaspora affairs. Bennett’s religious sin, per Lau, was visiting the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, and tweeting an enthusiastic reflection of the school and the love for Israel and Judaism that he had seen there.

  • Chief Rabbi Lau publicly anti-Diaspora Judaism
    Written by Uri Regev on 13/12/2015
    It is difficult to conceive of a greater contradiction than that between Chief Rabbi David Lau’s outrageous statement last week, lashing out at Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit to the Conservative Movement’s Schechter School in Manhattan, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s welcome declaration at last month’s General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, where he stated that he would “ensure that all Jews – Reform, Conservative and Orthodox – feel at home in Israel.”

  • The American Jewish Committee workshop: A step of exceptional importance
    Written by on 06/02/2014
    The American Jewish Committee brought together leaders and scholars from America and Israel to form a strategic path towards freedom of religion in Israel and equality between Israeli and Diaspora Jewry.

  • Rabbi Mark Levin: Citizen or Consumer?
    Written by on 09/01/2014
    Rabbi Mark Levin of Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, Kansas shares his 5772/2002 Rosh Hashanah drasha about the obligation of American Jewry to take a stake in Israeli affairs- specifically regarding religion and state.

  • Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller: What American Jews Can Do for Israeli Pluralism
    Written by on 25/12/2013
    Rabbi Hochberg-Miller, from Temple Beth Torah in Ventura, CA writes about the story of Sara and Tzachi, a couple from Israel who had to leave their country to marry only because of Sarah's Conservative conversion.

  • Amichai Lau-Lavie on religion and state
    Written by on 08/11/2013
    Israeli-American educator Amichai Lau-Lavie speaks with Hiddush about the perfect Jewish democracy.

  • Rescuing Israel's relationship with world Jewry
    Written by on 03/10/2013
    In light of the Prime Minister's Office's announcement of a $300 million plan to engage Diaspora youth, Rabbi Uri Regev points to the crucial factor missing out in this relationship: freedom of religion and equality.

  • Rescuing Israel's relationship with world Jewry
    Written by on 03/10/2013
    In light of the Prime Minister's Office's announcement of a $300 million plan to engage Diaspora youth, Rabbi Uri Regev points to the crucial factor missing out in this relationship: freedom of religion and equality.

  • To Reach Diaspora, Make Israel Welcoming to All Jews
    Written by Uri Regev on 24/09/2013
    In a Jewish Daily Forward op-ed, Rabbi Uri Regev writes that Israeli and American Jewish leadership's blind eye to religious freedom in Israel will endanger Israel's relationship with the next generation of American Jewry.

  • The Global Call for Freedom of Marriage
    Written by on 23/06/2013
    Major American Jewish organizations support freedom of marriage.

  • US Jews must fight Israel’s policy on religious freedom
    Written by Uri Regev on 01/08/2012
    Recent actions of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate threaten to divide the Jewish people and risk an anti-religious backlash against Judaism itself within the Jewish state. Of particular concern is the monopoly of the Chief Rabbinate over issues of personal status – particularly marriage, divorce, burial, and conversion to Judaism.

  • What’s Missing from Real Dialogue between Israel and Diaspora Jewry?
    Written by on 09/05/2012
    What conversations are we refusing to have? We must understand that our unity can only be based on a celebration of diversity, even when it involves difficult controversy.

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