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Breaking News: Bentzi Gopstein Arrested!

We are all familiar with the picture of people marching down the street dressed in their uniform, shouting threats, spreading hate, and commiting acts of violence. This picture fills us with feelings of fear and helplessness. It is happening in front of our very eyes and we feel like we can't do anything. But we at IRAC are doing something about it on our own streets in Jerusalem. For the past 9 years, we have been monitoring Lehava. Lehava, literally meaning flame, is one of the most dangerous organizations in Israel. They operate under the premise of preventing assimilation [...]

2017-10-24T19:33:49+00:00 October 24th, 2017|News|

IMPJ Presidents Message

Dear Friends, This week we are reading Parashat “Lech Lecha”, which begins with Abraham’s journey to the Land of Israel and the beginning of the formation of the Hebrew nation. The formative verse “'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee” signifies the initial and unbreakable connection between the first Jewish mission and the territory that was designated for it. However, if we look at the verse from a different direction, we will find that it actually reminds us of that the Land [...]

2017-10-24T16:32:25+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News|

Notice of AGM 2017

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the provisions of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic) the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Reform Zionist of Association Inc. (ARZA) will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday 12 November 2017 at Temple Shalom, The Gold Coast, Queensland. AGENDA Attendance. Apologies. Adoption of the minutes of the AGM held on Sunday 20 November 2016. Matters arising. President’s Report. Treasurer’s Report. Appointment of honorary solicitors. Election of members to the Executive Committee (see below). Dated: 20 October 2017 Eric McDonald Honorary Secretary Any queries relating to the [...]

2017-10-21T15:45:54+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|

A Progressive Protest

Israeli diplomatic missions in the United States are bracing for a campaign of protests by Conservative and Reform Jews ahead of the High Holy Days, over the non-implementation of a government decision to allocate space for pluralistic prayer services at the Western Wall. The cabinet decision, passed in January, has not been implemented due to pressure from ultra-Orthodox factions in the Knesset. Another contentious issue involves a law passed in July making it possible to bar Reform and Conservative Jews from using public ritual immersion baths for conversion. The Foreign Ministry is very concerned that increasing protests by the liberal [...]

2017-07-27T11:27:02+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Past News|
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