Rabbi Josh Weinberg

Rabbi Josh Weinberg

Rabbi Josh Weinberg is the vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism for Israel and Reform Zionism and is the executive director of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America. Learn more about Rabbi Josh Weinberg.

Labor of Love or Love of Labor?

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
February 7, 2021
For the first time, a Reform rabbi has a realistic chance to be elected to the Knesset. After the Labor primaries, Rabbi Gilad Kariv – who ran on the Labor ticket in past elections – rose to number four on the list, which puts him in real contention to be a Member of Knesset.

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
January 19, 2021
In Hebrew, two terms describe two different aspects of nationalism. Leumiut directly translates to “nationalism"; leumanut carries a jingoistic, chauvinistic, supremacist, and extremist brand of nationalism.

Who Cares About Israeli Democracy?

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
September 7, 2020
I agreed with my friend that democracy isn’t perfect. And I agreed that we must do everything to protect Israel as a majority Jewish State. I pushed back, though.

Two Criteria for Every Zionist to Consider

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
July 21, 2020

The determining factor, in my opinion, as to who can be considered a Zionist and who not, is not dependent on one’s solution for the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s not about one state versus two states, nor is it about one’s perspective on the potential annexation of territory. It's about two determining factors.