I suppose I’ll have to wait another five years to attend the WZC in real life, but most importantly, I hope that all Jews will continue to have a seat at the table. May this week of deliberations bring unity and, like Noah’s dove, a sign of hope, tikvah, that is enduring.
With Netanyahu still in power, issues of religious pluralism, equality, and civil marriage will likely take a backseat, leaving the power of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate firmly in place and leaving little hope for progressive change.
Every vote for the Reform Movement in World Zionist Congress elections will strengthen our ability to fight for an Israel that reflects our Jewish values and recognizes our way of being Jewish. Every Reform vote will ensure that our voice in Israel will be heard that much louder and clearer.