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Last Thursday, the Honorable Esther Hayut was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Israel’s Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is one of Israel’s most important mechanisms for change. IRAC lawyers visit the Supreme Court almost weekly, and it is where we have had some of our most important victories. We want to use the occasion of a new Chief Justice to explain to you how the Supreme Court in Israel works. The [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Join ARZA and Netzer for an intimate evening with Rabbi Gilad Kariv. Hear about the Jewish community in Israel together with the role of our youth in our community and much more at Emanuel Synagogue. Wednesday 8th November at 7pm - Admission is free
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 [...]
But We American Jews Won't Be Silenced While Netanyahu cuts us Reform Jews out, he payrolls those who spew hatred towards us. But we won't give up on Israel, equality or democracy. And we will continue to demand our rights Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Let me begin by wishing you l’shanah tovah. I know you join me in praying for peace in the year ahead. During your recent visit to New York, you tried unsuccessfully [...]