When I embarked on my Birthright journey to Israel with URJ Kesher in December 2015, I packed my beloved tallit along with my Chacos and water bottle, but my tallit never saw the light of the Jerusalem sun.
Washington, D.C., July 6, 2016 – In response to the release of the draft 2016 Democratic Party Platform, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner issued the following statement:
Summer in Israel is probably best known for days at the beach, hiking in the hills and the many foreign tourists who come to visit the country. But the summer is also a critical time for Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, which meets for a three-month session..
Late in January, the Israeli Government voted to approve a historic agreement to establish an egalitarian space at the Western Wall that would, for the first time in Israeli history, recognize the role of Reform and Conservative Judaism at the Kotel.