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Shabbat Message: A Galvanizing Visit to Israel That Fills Me With Encouragement

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
March 4, 2022
In meetings with the President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli, and Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid, we discussed the crisis in Ukraine, the future of the Kotel, ensuring more funding and rights for non-Orthodox Jews, combatting racism, and stopping extremist violence against Palestinians, in addition to other pressing issues.

We Hold All of these Truths

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
May 20, 2021
The current wave of violence in Israel and Gaza is a heartbreaking human tragedy. The loss of innocent life (including that of children) rends the heart, destruction of homes and endemic fear defy the peace and security in which every human being deserves to live.

UNESCO Resolution Denies Jewish Connection to Temple Mount

Shelby Friedman
October 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) passed a resolution that recognized the Temple Mount as a site holy only to the Islamic faith. The resolution only refers to the site by its Arabic name...

Opposing BDS on College Campuses

Rebeca Feldman
August 15, 2016

Eleven years ago, Palestinian civil society groups created a call for a series of universal boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The actions that have followed for the past decade have become increasingly more prevalent, especially on...