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Rabbi Rick Block’s Address on Freedom of the Pulpit and Israel at CCAR 2014

Speaking of Israel: Rabbis and Freedom of the Pulpit Sermon Delivered by Rabbi Richard A. Block President, Central Conference of American Rabbis At the CCAR’s 125th Annual Convention Chicago, March 31, 2014   One Erev Shabbat, a rabbi and temple president … Continue reading

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What to Say about the Possibility of Action against Iran

In every congregation, rabbis are being asked about the possibility that Israel or the United States might launch military strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities in the months ahead. No doubt, many are being offered suggested reactions: Rabbi, you can’t possibly … Continue reading

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The Growing Tide of Reform Jewish Support for Israel

The dramatic increase in active advocacy for Israel in the Reform movement was obvious at the URJ’s recent Biennial Convention held in Washington DC. That convention featured a number of speakers whose speeches primarily focused on Israel and a number of … Continue reading

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Ammiel Hirsch’s Response to Peter Beinart at the CCAR Convention

Reprinted with Permission (emphasis mine) Engaging With Israel: Challenges and Opportunities for American Jews Discussion with Peter Beinart at CCAR Convention, New Orleans March 30, 2011 By: Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Chevre: This feels really good. It … Continue reading

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