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Pluralism in Israel

Liz Dunst holding the Torah at the Kotel

“Was I willing to openly carry a Torah into the upper plaza of the Kotel?” This was the question posed to as I attended Connections 2017 of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) in Jerusal

Isabel P. "Liz" Dunst

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Sarah Greenberg

This post originally appeared on the Israel Religious Action Center's newsletter, The Pluralist

Anat Hoffman
Large crowds of worshipers gathered at the Western Wall

Three times a year – on Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot

Jacob Kraus
A Stained-Glass Star of David

After living in Israel for a year with my family, I imagine that we came back with a number of souvenirs.

Jacob Kraus

The air stood still in Jerusalem’s Zion Square last night.

More than a thousand teens and young adults gathered there to attend a memorial service organized by the Jerusalem Open House. They came to grieve the loss of Shira Banki, the 16-year old girl who died yesterday afternoon days after being stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox man at last Thursday’s Jerusalem LGBTQ Pride March.

Our hearts are heavy today after learning of a vicious act of terrorism in the West Bank, in which Israelis are suspected of setting the home of a Palestinian family on fire. Tragically, the fire claimed the life of a toddler and badly injured others. Rabbi Jonah Pesner offered thoughts on the tragedy: