New report by the Reut Group calls for revival of Jewish community relations field due to its crucial role in fighting contemporary anti-Semitism and the boycott. Read more here...
The world is changing fast, but Jewish institutions? Less so. Today the Jewish world is experiencing a decline in old models of Jewish legacy institutions. This decline poses a new challenge to Jewish communities in the United States and elsewhere. In our recent paper, we argue that the traditional mediators must be updated, and that … Continue reading Decline of Traditional Mediators Between Israel and the Diaspora
Today it was announced that the government promised $5 million to renovate and expand the egalitarian prayer space at the Davidson Archaeological Center next to Robinson’s Arch. This money won’t solve the Kotel Crisis. Even if the government rescinded the cancellation today, and reinstated the Kotel Compromise in full, it would not resolve the deep … Continue reading Renovating Robinson’s Arch Won’t Solve the Kotel Crisis
In the past several weeks, we've seen sharp reactions from Jewish communities throughout the world, following the Israeli government's decision to cancel the Kotel Compromise. The cancellation of the Kotel Compromise, the Conversion Bill, and the Rabbinate's Blacklist of Diaspora rabbis, are not just insults to the Reform or Conservative movements, or even just American … Continue reading Its not just the Americans
This time its clear that the fault line runs between Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the spiritual leadership of all Diaspora Jews - not just Reform and Conservative Jews. The list includes Orthodox Jews as well, including Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, CEO of Nefesh B'Nefesh. Together with the collapse of the Kotel Compromise two weeks ago, the blacklist … Continue reading A Blacklist – Of Rabbis