Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pesach Greeting from the Chair of the WZO’s Dept. of Diaspora Affairs

Please click on this link to read a most interesting Pesach message from the Head of the World Zionist Organisation's Department of Diaspora Activities.

2017-08-10T12:08:51+10:00April 19th, 2016|Past News|

Jerusalem Municipality to fund pluralist and non-Orthodox religious study groups

The Jerusalem Municipal Council on Thursday authorized for the first time the direct financial support of pluralist and non-Orthodox educational organizations, causing consternation among the council’s haredi representatives. […]

2017-08-10T13:56:44+10:00April 4th, 2016|Past News|

Wars of the Jews, 21st century edition

Israel ruled that the state must recognize private conversions to Orthodox Judaism that are conducted outside the framework of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, meaning that a person of non-Jewish birth showing up at Israel’s Interior Ministry with a certificate of conversion issued by any rabbi belonging to the Orthodox stream of Judaism will henceforth be registered as a Jew.  […]

2017-08-10T13:57:00+10:00April 4th, 2016|Past News|

Chief Rabbinate in fierce attack on Reform, Conservative movements

As well as its bitter criticism of the Reform and Conservative Movements, the chief rabbinate also protested that it was not consulted on agreement to create prayer section at Western Wall.  On Thursday he accused the non-Orthodox Jewish denominations of “uprooting Judaism,” causing assimilation and intermarriage, and having “no connection” to authentic Judaism. […]

2017-08-10T13:57:17+10:00April 1st, 2016|Past News|
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