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Reform Jews expresses concerns about Jeff Sessions for attorney general

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Reform movement signaled “significant concerns” about the prospect of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., becoming attorney general as the Senate commenced his confirmation hearings. 433 more words

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“[T]he adherents of Jewish liberalism… traced the origin of the Reform Movement to . Mendelssohn’s writings, however, in which every word of the Jewish text is declared to be divine wisdom, prove the error of this thesis.”

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The Reform Movement's Rick Jacobs Has no Understanding of Tolerance

The various religious denominations in Judaism have coexisted peacefully in the United States for over one hundred years. Each denomination has very different viewpoints on the Torah and on acceptable practices and customs in matters of religious life. 1,157 more words


Orthodox Judaism and the ordination of women rabbis.

Here is one interpretation of a development of considerable importance:

On 22nd March 2009, the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, an Orthodox synagogue in the USA, held a formal ceremony officially giving Ms. 571 more words

Community Cohesion

A Scary, Personal, Yet Public Atonement

In the immortal words of Moira Pfefferman, “I am a Jewish woman and Jewish women do whatever the fuck they want.”

So, here goes. 758 more words


October 5th: Forgiving Abraham

The following is a transcript of the Sermon given on Rosh Hashanah morning by Austin Zoot at his student pulpit in Kokomo, Indiana.

We just read one of the most intriguing passages of the Hebrew Bible, the Akedah, or the Binding of Isaac. 1,367 more words

Austin Zoot

Inside Orthodox Judaism: A Critical Perspective On Its Theology

Inside Orthodox Judaism: A Critical Perspective On Its Theology covers all the core beliefs of Orthodox Judaism in a critical manner. For example: Who is considered a Jew, when did Judaism first develop, the myth of one Jewish Culture, conversion and the soul. 88 more words