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Anat Hoffman interview

Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of IRAC For those of you who were able to view the ZFA President, Jeremy Leibler interviewing Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of IRAC, (the Israeli Religious Action Centre), you would have gained a deep understanding as to why the Diaspora Progressive Movement supports this wonderful woman and her quest on our behalf so strongly. Her stand out comment to me was “Israel is the table where Jewish values are discussed”. Anat went on to explain that this is the reason why we need to be part of the conversation in Israel, as well as in [...]

2020-09-02T09:40:51+10:00September 1st, 2020|News|

ARZA August Update

As reported by the Israel Religious Action Centre “in response to the controversial Belarusian election results made public on August 18, tens of thousands of Belarusians took to the streets demanding an end to President Lukashenko’s long and anti -democratic reign. The protesters met with Government violence. Among the protesters were members of the Reform/Progressive congregation in Minsk, some of whom were arrested". A webinar has been made where we hear from Rabbi Grisha Abramovitch, from Minsk about the protests, the situation in Belarus, his congregation, and how we can act to support the protesters, working to advance democracy [...]

2020-08-28T13:38:30+10:00August 28th, 2020|Events, News|

Normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

ARZA AUSTRALIA IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNION FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM, THE ASSEMBLY OF RABBIS AND CANTORS AND NETZER The Australian Reform/Progressive Zionist Association (ARZA) is joined by the Union for Progressive Judaism, the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors and Netzer in welcoming the historic announcement of the normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This agreement is the culmination of enormous efforts by Israel and other countries over many years. It is probably one the most significant international agreements since the peace agreements with Jordan and Egypt. The landmark deal is reported to have been brokered [...]

2020-08-18T16:36:47+10:00August 16th, 2020|News|

Interview with Rabbi Lea Mühlstein

"It’s difficult to have a conversation right now about Israel without the topic of annexation coming up. But what exactly is it and what does it mean? How does it differ from the current situation? How does it differ from the situation in Gaza and other parts of the West Bank? What does it mean for Palestinians? What does it mean for Israelis? Will it change how Britain’s Jews (or other Diaspora Jews) view the country? The presenters for the evening will be Yair Lootsteen, chair of the Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), and Rabbi Lea [...]

2020-07-07T12:07:59+10:00July 3rd, 2020|News|
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