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Closeup of Jerusalem stone as at the Western Wall

Last week was a bad week for Israel and the Jews, a week in which the worst instincts of our brethren were enabled and acted upon

Alden Solovy
Jerusalem stone columns, each topped by a waving Israeli flag

Why is it so important, and what is its impact on Jews who don’t live in Israel? We break down the new law, its meaning, and its potential impact.

Chelsea Feuchs
The author wears a prayer shawl and sings as he walks with other Women of the Wall members toward the Kotel while Haredi look on from atop a tall wall

I was making my way outside of the Kotel with four other college students when a group of about 50 Haredim started following us through the streets. Quickly, things turned violent

Emanuel Chayyim Colón
A snapshot of two laughing men one Haredi Jewish with a long beard and the other with close cropped brown hair

My first Yiddish lesson in Israel did not go well - but an unlikely friendship with Yisroel, a Haredi restaurateur, saved the day.

Matt Adler
Bright red stop sign against a bright blue sky with clouds

The Forward's "Rabbis Riundtable" series asked 25 rabbis of all denominations to answer this difficult question. Here's how the Reform rabbis on the list respoded.

Kate Bigam
Red question mark on a pole against a blue sky background

The Forward​ asked 17 rabbis, "What is the biggest threat facing the Jewish people today?” Here's what the three Reform-affiliated rabbis on the list had to say

Kate Bigam
Two gold wedding band lying atop the spine of an open book with a heart shaped shadowed on the pages beneath them

After the ceremony,  Israeli after Israeli came to me to say, "So this is what Progressive Judaism looks like? How do I learn more?"

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Woman's hand holding yad and pointing to Torah text

Recently, Israel’s prime minister reneged on an agreement for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel. In the aftermath, what can we learn from the Talmud?

Rabbi Elyse Frishman
Women at the Kotel holding a prayer shawl over other women who are reading from the Torah

My mixed impressions about Rosh Chodesh Adar will still take some time to settle, but I feel enriched and empowered knowing that each small step is meaningful in the ongoing struggle for all Jews to feel welcome and respected at that holy space.  

Sharon Mann

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