November 12, 2002 10:00am
A group fighting for social justice in Israel is launching a media campaign, and a heated debate, with its ads urging Jewish leaders to speak out about social inequities that the group says undermine Israeli democracy.
November 7, 2002 10:00am
A series of 30-second spots trumpeting Israeli democracy, which began airing nationally in September, reversed a downward spiral in support for Israel among influential opinion shapers, according to the ads’ producers.
October 22, 2002 9:00am
Leonard Nimoy has ignited an artistic debate in the Jewish community over art and censorship with his book “Shekhina,” a collection of photographs of women, many naked but for prayer shawls and teffilin.
October 16, 2002 9:00am
A new study by the synagogue renewal group STAR, or Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal, says most of the hundreds of congregations online are ill-equipped to win anybody over.
September 10, 2002 9:00am
Some rabbis are heeding a nationwide call by the group Rabbis for Human Rights, which is urging liberal Jewish leaders during these High Holidays to condemn human rights violations by Palestinians and Israelis alike.
September 3, 2002 9:00am
The Reform movement is organizing a nationwide teach-in to debate the Israeli-Arab conflict and mobilize support for Israel and the moribund peace process.
August 13, 2002 9:00am
The Orthodox movement claims the lion’s share of synagogues in the United States, despite being the smallest of the three major branches, according to a new census by the American Jewish Committee.
July 22, 2002 9:00am
Yaish Shabbat is a new camp designed to give observant children a place where they can perfect their sports, arts and business skills in a world of halachah, or Jewish law.
July 9, 2002 9:00am
The sex-abuse conviction of Rabbi Baruch Lanner for groping two teen-age girls closes a highly disturbing chapter for the centrist Orthodox world.
July 9, 2002 9:00am
STAR, a synagogue renewal program with powerful backers such as Edgar Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt, has named Rabbi Hayim Herring of Minneapolis as its first executive director.
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