Monthly Archives: February 2021

ARZA and UPJ support ARC Statement

ARZA Australia joins with the Union for Progressive Judaism in supporting the following statement by the Australian Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors. The statement by the ARC came, in light of the Times of Israel report that Orthodox MK's vow to shun Knesset Progressive candidate Rabbi Gilad Kariv as a partner for coalition or a minyan. The Orthodox MK's said that they would boycott Progressive Rabbi Gilad Kariv if, as appears likely, he enters the Knesset with centre-left Labor in next month's general election. They took this opportunity to attack Progressive Judaism, with Shas MK Moshe Abutbul being quoted [...]

2021-02-24T20:13:12+11:00February 24th, 2021|News|

KKL plan to expand Jewish settlements

It is with deep concern that ARZA Australia has learnt of the KKL (Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael) plan to expand Jewish settlements by purchasing private land in the West Bank. As the Zionist arm of the Union for Progressive Judaism and with the support of UPJ, Netzer and the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors, we feel a sense of duty and deep obligation to appeal to the full Board of Directors of KKL to consider the concerns raised by both the Progressive/Reform movements within Israel and throughout the Diaspora and refuse support for this plan. It is your support of [...]

2021-02-18T17:39:07+11:00February 18th, 2021|News|

The First Progressive/Reform Rabbi MK?

As the fourth round of elections to take place in Israel in just 2 years draws closer, Progressive/Reform Jews in Israel and the Diaspora wonder if they may finally gain representation in the Knesset and proper recognition in the Jewish homeland. This question is examined by the Jerusalem Post, as follows. Gilad Kariv: The Labor candidate who could be the first Reform rabbi MK. He is the Executive Director of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism By JEREMY SHARON FEBRUARY 4, 2021 RABBI GILAD KARIV: The fact that I am in the fourth slot says something [...]

2021-02-09T12:29:11+11:00February 9th, 2021|News|
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