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From the URJ's Senior Leadership

Graphic of Israeli flag, Palestinian flag and Israel

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Michelle Alexander simplified the endlessly complicated Israeli Palestinian conflict – the same mistake right-wing voices make.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Street view of Tree of Life Congregation building in Pittsburgh

It was Sunday morning. There should have been parents dropping off children for Sunday school, people out walking dogs, running, biking. Instead it was just… silent.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Rabbi Aaron Panken, z"l

Remembering his colleague, friend, and an extraordinary, brilliant human being, Rabbi Rick Jacobs delivered this eulogy at the funeral of Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, z”l.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Rabbi Rick Jacobs at Kotel

A week ago, we celebrated the extraordinary miracle of the modern state of Israel, 70 years young.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Rabbi Rick Jacobs at the URJ Biennial in 2017

A newly published article in New York Magazine powerfully captures the work of the Reform Jewish Movement in North America and its leader, Rabbi Rick Jacobs.

Mark J. Pelavin
challah on a cutting board, candles and wine, all on a table covered by a white lace tablecloth

Even as Shabbat is a day of rest, it also has the power to agitate, and thus is a call to action, a call for us to respond to the injustices we see in our world.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Hand holding puzzle piece with question mark on it

As we stand on the brink of Passover, a holiday of questions, we must ask how we can make room at our sederim for everyone.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Shalom from Jerusalem!

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
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