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Have criticisms of Israel by Reform leaders and rabbis contributed to a distancing from – and even, in some instances, a hostility toward – Israel among some Reform Jews?

JERUSALEM POST
A promise that should be kept
by Jonathan Greenberg
April 25, 2016

…When Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the current head of the Union for Reform Judaism, was appointed to his post in 2011, much was made of his leftwing associations on the issues surrounding Zionism and Israel. 98 more words

Israel & Middle East

Rave Reviews for the J-Street Haggadah!

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Israel

VP Biden addressing J Street, hours after terror attack, takes opportunity to criticize Israel

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
Biden’s Untimely Assault on Israel
by Elliott Abrams
April 19, 2016

Yesterday, Israel was assaulted twice: once by terrorists, and once by the Vice President of the United States.  139 more words

Israel & Middle East

Psalm of slow terrorism.

Got in Himmel shalom rabbi Ariel Schmuck.thought for the day. We like to think of ourselves as a gentle people-not whited sepulchres or brood of vipers; as in the New Tesstament. 371 more words