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Rabbi Nachum Eisenstein is making a point: "Reform Judaism & Western Wall (Kotel)"

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Rabbi Nachum Eisenstein is making a point and I totally agree:
http://www.timesofisrael.com/an-ultra-orthodox-rabbi-explains-why-his-community-opposes-the-western-wall-deal/
For many decades, Rabbi Eisenstein has been fighting false rabbis and false converts to Judaism. 87 more words
Kotel (Western Wall)

July 6th: Call Your Knesset Members

Last week, the Israeli government suspended plans to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel, or Western Wall, in so doing ostracizing a large portion of the non-Orthodox Jewish population in Israel and abroad. 729 more words

Austin Zoot

The Crisis of Whataboutism

Last week’s Western Wall and conversion controversies divided and united simultaneously, causing a rift between Israel and American Jews but creating a circle the wagons effect within American Jewry. 1,288 more words

Israel

Reflections from a new Jew

Two weeks ago, the conversion step of my Jewish journey was completed. After close to two years of reading, journaling, soul-searching, and hours and hours of talking to my rabbi-turned-friend, I sat in front of her and two other rabbis at my… 1,029 more words

Spirituality

The Religious Denominations Take on Diets

A Satire about Officiating at Intermarriages

In an effort to stay on top of current trends and remain relevant, the Reform Movement made a declaration about proper eating habits. 860 more words

Jews

What Do Interfaith Families Want From Rabbis?

Over at the Forward, I published an Op-Ed today as part of a recent series of opinions on rabbinic officiation and interfaith marriage. Take a look on their site if you want to engage in the discussion there… 785 more words

Interfaith Families

Progressive Judaism - has the rabbi 'do' Judaism too often (and the reason why is counter intuitive)

I’ve just finished studying Mishnah Rosh Hashanah with a group through the Lyons Learning Project and had not noticed the literary quality of the ending of the final two chapters until now. 890 more words

Judaism