ReformJudaism.org, created by the Union for Reform Judaism, is a leading voice in the discussion of Jewish life. Find information on Jewish rituals, culture, holidays, and more When a Jewish magazine dies By Jeffrey Salkin — November 5, 2019 (RNS) — Sh'ma, the 40-year-old journal of Reform Jewish thought, utters Sh'ma, the deathbed prayer Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, offered these as six distinctive features of Reform Judaism: We view the Jewish tradition as growing, evolving and always changing, and we celebrate creative change in all areas of ritual and practice. We assert that the equality of women in Jewish life is non-negotiable Amid an alarming rise in antisemitic rhetoric and violence, the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents the largest and most diverse Jewish movement in North America, and ADL (Anti-Defamation League), the world's leading anti-hate organization, will join together in a multifaceted partnership to provide Reform congregations with the tools needed to address antisemitism in their communities
Reform Judaism. Include picks? Lessons from a New History of Orthodox and Reform Judaism. Judaism's self-contained system of ethics. Gil Student. July 2 2021 12:01AM. Was a Famed Hungarian Rabbi and Purported Founder of Orthodoxy a Jewish Edmund Burke? The traditionalism of the Ḥatam Sofer Reform Judaism Magazine - Oil Junkies. Fall 2006. Oil Junkies. How corruption and greed led America from green electric trolleys to polluting, petroleum-powered automobiles--and what we can do now. INTERVIEW WITH Edwin Black. Edwin Black is the author of IBM and the Holocaust, which in 2003 won the top two awards of the American Society of.
Reform Judaism was the world's largest circulated Jewish magazine. Reform Judaism was the official magazine of the Union for Reform Judaism. The magazine was established in 1972. Its print edition had a quarterly circulation to nearly 300,000 households, synagogues, and other Jewish institutions. The last issue was published in Fall 2014 Mr. Weinberg castigates Classical Reform Judaism for its now bankrupt ideological assumptions including rationality, the goodness of man, and the belief in progress. He might just as well have attacked the Sephardic establishment for its autocracy, the East European period for the alienation of many Jews, and so on A magazine of Jewish religious and cultural issues, produced by the Reform movement. SocialAction.com A webzine devoted to issues of Judaism and social action. SomethingJewish A British website of Jewish information and resources. Tikkun A left-leaning magazine of politics and Jewish issues
ince the publication of Reform Judaism magazine's first Guide to Jewish World Travel (Spring 2013), I have fielded dozens of requests by travelers wishing to visit Progressive and Reform. Kings of Comics, How Jews Created the Comic Book Industry. Knowing that I'm both a huge comic book fan and a writer for MAD Magazine, Reform Judaism Magazine asked me to write a three-part series on the history of Jews in comic books, Kings of Comics. I got to interview industry legends like Will Eisner, Stan Lee, Jerry Robinson, and Joe Kubert, newer talents like Jon Bogdanove and. The Summer 2010 issue of Reform Judaism magazine features lively articles by HUC-JIR faculty and alumni. Please click here to read more about: The Art of Muslim-Jewish Dialogue, including HUC-JIR's Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement My Fellow Arab Citizens, including Dr. Michael Marmur, Vice President for Academic Affairs at HUC-JIR, in a 3-part symposium on Israel by Israeli admin | August 3, 2021 . A view of the University of Iowa campus. The school was the site of a heated debate over antisemitism and anti-Zionism this year. (Wikimedia Commons via JTA.org) By Ben Sales Over the last year, Jewish college studentstook it upon themselves to combat antisemitismat their schools
Reform Judaism was the world's largest circulated Jewish magazine. Reform Judaism was the official magazine of the Union for Reform Judaism.  The magazine was established in 1972.  Its print edition had a quarterly circulation to nearly 300,000 households, synagogues, and other Jewish institutions Lessons from a New History of Orthodox and Reform Judaism. Judaism's self-contained system of ethics. Gil Student. July 2 2021 12:01AM. Podcast: Shalom Carmy on Jewish Understandings of Human Suffering. In wake of the tragedy in Surfside, a distinguished theologian joins us to explain what Jewish tradition teaches about human suffering Rabbi Schindler, who succeeds the late Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath to Reform Judaism's most influential and presigious post, has served the congregational arm of the Reform movement for almost 15. In response to its request for feedback, the Reform Judaism magazine Web site received approximately 70 pages of comments from Reform Jews throughout North America. Some respondents were supportive In the meantime, a sense of malaise had also begun to affect Reform's rabbinical schools. By the late 1960's, under a variety of influences, many seminarians at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion began to break out of the Reform mold—both from its Classical form and from the more traditional orientation of the postwar years—and to demand greater freedom in worship.
Tikkun Magazine Archives. His theology book Jewish Renewal was a national best-seller in 1994 when it was published by Putnam, and its ideas have seeped into the discourse in much of the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Jewish Renewal movements Your Dec. 9 news story ''Reform Jews to Seek Conversion of Non-Jews'' describes a massive effort to be undertaken by the synagogoe body of Reform Judaism to expand the Jewish population The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), known as the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) until 2003, founded in 1873 by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, is the congregational arm of Reform Judaism in North America.The other two arms established by Rabbi Wise are the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Central Conference of American Rabbis It has been called both the cradle and capital of Reform Judaism. Associate Editor of the B'nai B'rith Magazine, is the star feature writer of the Cincinnati Post. The Archive of the. Reform Judaism, a religious movement that has modified or abandoned many traditional Jewish beliefs, laws, and practices in an effort to adapt Judaism to the changed social, political, and cultural conditions of the modern world. Reform Judaism sets itself at variance with Orthodox Judaism by challenging the binding force of ritual, laws, and customs set down in the Bible and in certain books.
In the Jewish world, these like-minded groups go far beyond the Big Three denominations of Reform, Conservative and Orthodox. Even within denominations, there are plenty of variations. Under the. Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut (1912-2012) was a longtime rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto. The author of more than twenty books on Jewish theology, history, and culture, he is best known for The Torah: A Modern Commentary. Rabbi Howard A. Berman. Rabbi Howard A. Berman is the executive director of the Society for Classical Reform Judaism Reform Judaism Magazine Winter 2012. Published on Oct 10, 2012. A Union for Reform Judaism Publication. Reform Judaism magazine. Follow 113. Advertisement. See More I was converting through Reform Judaism, but my rabbi was able to book our use of the mikveh in advance. But on the day of my conversion, they locked us out. My rabbi, the beit din and I were all locked out of the building by the Modern Orthodox rabbi who argued that Reform Judaism wasn't real Judaism.. This wasn't entirely unexpected. Reform Judaism Magazine Reflection Reporter Women's American ORT - New York NY - Fax: 1-212-674-3057 Response Magazine E- Mail:acooper@Wiesenthal.com Security Affairs - Washington D. C.
My friend Cantor Yonah Kliger pointed me to an interesting article in this month's Reform Judaism Magazine.It's a thoughtful discussion (a sort of point-counterpoint) from two rabbis about whether Reform synagogues should have kosher kitchens.. On one side, Rabbi David Frank argues that kashrut is a legitimate and valid form of Reform Jewish practice If Reform. Reform Jews are also committed to the full participation of gays and lesbians in synagogue life as well as society at large. To learn more about Reform Judaism, click to: Union of Reform Judaism website ClickOnJudaism website Reform Judaism magazine Reform Jewish learning A Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism, 199 Washington Jewish Week (June 3, 1999) reports that there has been much opposition among Reform Jews to the new guidelines: In response to its request for feedback, the Reform Judaism magazine Web site received approximately 70 pages of comments from Reform Jews...Some respondents favored the change, but others were very critical, voicing.
The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism in Israel (IMPJ) is Israel's liberal Jewish religious movement, and a constituent member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Its site in English, Hebrew, Russian and Arabic provides information about conversion, aliya, youth activities, weekly Torah study, and life cycle. This organisation would be advertised in most future issues of the magazine. The Cardiff Reform Synagogue was founded in 1948 as the Cardiff New Synagogue. The following year, it became a constituent member of the Movement for Reform Judaism. Born in reaction against the more restrictive traditions of the Orthodox Judaism of Cardiff Hebrew.
. For example one should say a Psalm instead of Kaddish. The Cardiff Reform Synagogue was founded in 1948 as the Cardiff New Synagogue. The following year, it became a constituent member of the Movement for Reform Judaism Accordingly, Reform should be regarded as a movement with Jewish membership, that engages in educational, cultural, ceremonial, and communal matters and activities, giving them a Jewish flavor, and that has a sense of responsibility and solidarity towards all Jews, including the residents of the State of Israel What Reform did not do, any more than the 'Science of Judaism,' was to solve the Jewish problem. Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews, 1987. Sparked by Tucker Carlson's remarkable move towards the Jewish Question, the recent condemnation of the ADL issued by 1,500 rabbis associated with the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV) has once more raised the question as to whether destructive. WRJ Lilith Salons bring stimulating discussion about timely Jewish and feminist issues to sisterhoods around the world so members can learn about new topics, understand different perspectives, and engage in lively conversations.These Salons are comprised of sisterhood women who get together four times a year to converse about thought-provoking articles from the quarterly Lilith Magazine. I agree that many would be put off at the suggestion that Reform Judaism is only about politics. There is a lot more going on there. Having been raised in the Reform movement, including attending a Reform summer camp, which contributed to my education and growth as a Jew, I know there is a lot that's positive in the Reform movement
The American Reform Jewish movement has called on Jewish families and synagogues to sever all ties with the Boy Scouts. Over 120 years of magazine archives plus full access to all of CT's. Browse 60+ years of magazine archives and web exclusives. Subscribers receive full access to the archives. Evan Moffic is one of the youngest rabbis in Reform Judaism to lead a congregation. The Reform synagogue was the largest of its day: with room for 700 men on the main floor and 500 women in the gallery (I guess even with reform they still split up the sexes). The congregation - as with most Reform congregations - was made up primarily of German Jews and was apparently the third oldest Jewish congregation in New York Prager, described by New York's Jewish Week as one of the three most interesting minds in American Jewish Life will speak at Temple Israel Ner Tamid on How Torah Transformed the World. Exhibit explores Iraq's Jewish past and showcases National Archives' preservation expertise On Friday, October 11, 2013, the National Archives will unveil a new exhibition, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage. The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Sadda
The Union for Reform Judaism (until 2003: Union of American Hebrew Congregations), is the congregational arm of Reform Judaism in North America, founded in 1873 by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise.It is served by the Central Conference of American Rabbis.The current president is Rabbi Richard Jacobs.The URJ has an estimated constituency of some 880,000 people in 873 congregations, and claims to. More than changes in religious practices, the push for Reform Judaism reflected freedom of choice and the feminine-ization of American Judaism. When: Friday, June 26th at 10AM. Where: Zoom Registration. Cost: Free. This webinar will be held on the Zoom platform. By clicking the link you should be able to access the webinar, but if you have any. Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. Reform Judaism (magazine) Congregation Emanu El. Temple Chaverim, Plainview NY. Temple Beth Or. Congregation Shomrei Torah Santa Rosa. Glasgow Jewish Representative Council - GJRC. Women of Reform Judaism During discussions overnight Monday, MK Gilad Kariv (Labor) was elected to head the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee after a vote in the committee. MK Rabbi Yaakov Litzman (UTJ) responded.
Jewish Women's Archive. Machon Chana - Women's Institute for the Study of Judaism. Mayan. Na'amat. National Council of Jewish Women. Women of Reform Judaism. Women's American ORT. Women's League for Conservative Judaism Reworking Rabbi. by Amy Stone. Before the recession, five years of rabbinical school guaranteed a self-supporting vocation. Not anymore. December 18, 2010. The man at the hub of rabbinic placement for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Lennard Thal, characterizes the current economic tough times for rabbis as the result of the perfect storm. In case you missed, an article written by our own Rabbi Schwartz was published in the Summer 2014 issue of Reform Judaism magazine.You can read the article, The Secular Jew Who Transformed Judaism, online by clicking on the title, and take a look at the entire magazine issue online via issuu.com.But we know you also want us to post the article here, so here goes Union for Reform Judaism - provides vision and leadership to Reform Jews and congregations on spiritual, ethical, social justice and management issues. Anti-Defamation League - The mission of the Anti-Defamation League is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike
Why Reform Jewish leaders support the federal reparations bill. By Rabbi Sarah Bassin, Deitra Reiser, Rabbi Hannah Goldstein, RNS Jul 29, 2021. U.S. Guess which religious group is most likely to be vaccinated. By Arno Rosenfeld, Forward Jul 29, 2021. Celebrity Jew The Conservative and Reform Ideology. By the Grace of G‑d. 15th of Tammuz, 5719 [July 21, 1959] Brooklyn, N. Y. Greeting and Blessing: In reply to your inquiry as to whether or not there has been any change in my stand toward the affiliation of orthodox Rabbis or synagogues with the New York Board of Rabbis or Synagogue Council - Back to the Yarmulke, says Time magazine's headline, implying that Reform Jews -- the individualists among Judaism's branches -- were being asked to turn en masse to rituals more rigorously. Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future
Jerusalem Post Magazine Judaism. I must insist that there are differences and that the main difference still consists of the attitude toward Jewish law: Reform officially considers it non. Rabbi Berkowitz served on the editorial board of the C CAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly. She also collaborated on the creation of The Torah: A Women's Commentary, Mishkan Ha-Nefesh, the Reform movement's new High Holy Day prayer book (which we use at Kol Ami) and Mishkan Ha-Nefesh for Youth, which was just released at the 2017 Biennial
It probably won't be the last time I shake my head at how the US Reform movement (I'm including the much smaller liberal branch of the Conservative movement) has replaced Judaism with progressive politics - they call it social action or tikkun olam (repairing the world) although it is always political action on behalf of the causes of the Left - but it is the first time I. Ami Magazine, a weekly publication distributed world-wide, sets a new standard in Jewish media. Ami Magazine offers readers investigative and intriguing features as well as inviting, and professional columns. Contact us: (718) 534-8800 Email: [email protected Eugene B. Borowitz, a leader and theologian in Reform Judaism, died January 22 at age 91.He was professor emeritus of education and Jewish religious thought at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He authored 19 books, including A Touch of the Sacred: A Theologian's Informal Guide to Jewish Belief (2007); Renewing the Covenant (1991); and Contemporar
A Place of Our Own [offers] us a rare and detailed glimpse into a world that has a great deal to teach institutional Judaism today. --Erica Brown, the director for adult education at the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning and the scholar-in-residence for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, in the journal American Jewish Histor That question was provoked recently on reading the Reform Judaism blog entitled, Election Days are Jewish Holidays, by Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, spiritual leader at Temple Shaarey Tefila in New. A brief history of Reform Judaism is presented at the Jewish Virtual Library. Here is a quote, from that reference: Here is a quote, from that reference: The ' Oral Law ' is not seen as divinely given at Sinai, but rather as a reflection of Judaism's historic development and encounter with God in each succeeding generation . It is because the Reform Movement is conducting a left-wing political campaign targeting both American Jews (primarily) and Israelis. The campaign focuses on issues like mixed prayer at the Western Wall, 'segregated.
. A Harvard couple help showcase the rich history of South Carolina's Jews. by Nell Porter Brown. January-February 2003. When Dale and Theodore Rosengarten sent out the invitations to their son's bar mitzvah in 1993, their northern friends and family members barely concealed their surprise, according to Dale (Rosen) '69, Ph.D. '97
Young Adult Mitzvah Corps is a project of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews. 29 adults from across the U.S. between the ages of 25-35 are participating in this 5 day trip, studying and working together and helping to rebuild New Orleans . I grew up in Boston in the 1920s and 1930s, without any Jewish education whatsoever. When it came time for my bar mitzvah, a very sweet uncle escorted me to the synagogue and explained to me how to say a blessing before and after the Torah reading. And then I went home and played handball against the side of the. The relentless campaign of the Reform movement has set its sights on the holiest and most sensitive areas of Judaism in Eretz Yisrael — including the Kosel, giyur and mikvaos. They have chosen. Tag Archives: Reform Judaism ToC: Israel Studies Review 30.2 (2015) Posted on December 18, 2015 by Aryeh. Reply. Israel Studies Review 30.2 (2015) Editors' Note. Reform Judaism in Israel: The Anatomy of Weakness. Modern Judaism 30,1 (2010):.
. In 1977, the Reform movement called for civil rights protections for gays Internet Jewish History Sourcebook. Editor: Paul Halsall This page is a subset of texts derived from the three major online Sourcebooks listed below, along with added texts and web site indicators. For more contextual information, for instance about Western imperialism, the Islamic world, or the history of a given period, check out these web sites The Rise and Growth of Reform Judaism(2015,)published by the Jewish Publication Society. BHadrat Kodesh published by SCRJ and Har-El synagogue of Jerusalem.The Reform Advocate journal of articles, essays on Reform Judaism As is common practice for many Reform Jews, I always stand during the Kaddish Yatom, the Mourner's Kaddish, an Aramaic memorial prayer recited at the end of every Jewish worship service to remember our loved ones in the weeks and months following their passing, and on the anniversary of their deaths.A recent article in Reform Judaism magazine and a follow-up post on the RJ Blog suggest that. Why Immigration Reform Is A Jewish Issue Jews understand that while we may not be the ones on the buses today, we've been there before
Fall into Jewish Art. One of the best parts about being editor of 614 is that I get to work at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) at Brandeis University, where the eZine is published. Amongst the numerous programs provided by the HBI is an artist-in-residence program that provides artists the opportunity to work on and exhibit a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish gender. The Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale unveiled an exhibition March 15 honoring Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the father of Reform Judaism in America. March 29 will mark the rabbi's 200th birthday, and throughout the weekend the temple will stage several events commemorating him (The Christian Science Monitor) Members of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest movement of Judaism in the United States, passed the most extensive resolution for transgender inclusion of any major religious organization Thursday.Reform Jews voted on a vow of transgender support during their biennial meeting in Orlando, with more than 5,000 attending.When the policy was approved without. In the midst of the Jewish holiday season, more than 1,200 rabbis and cantors have urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We thought it was a particularly good time to speak. As reported by the Jewish Daily Forward on Nov. 6, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism (a position that makes him the leader of the largest Jewish denomination in the.