A Kotel for all Jews

Jacob Kraus-Preminger
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.

Reform Leader Opposes Troubling Israeli "NGO Bill"

Washington, D.C., June 6, 2016 – In response to legislation under consideration by the Israeli Knesset that would require non-profits that recover foreign funds to declare themselves as foreign agents, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

The Core of the Matter: The Future of Jerusalem

Jacob Kraus-Preminger
Often, peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians have gotten stuck on the status of Jerusalem. Debates over the future of this holy city are often informed by deeply held views of history, religion and politics.