(The Conversation) — Israel's increasingly conservative policies on social and religious issues appears to be playing a role.
Tag - American Jews
JERUSALEM (AP) — The gulf between the country's hard-line government and liberal Jewish Americans who oppose its policies is growing.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — While most Israeli Jews recognize the Jewishness of their American counterparts, the majority do not share the Americans' dreams to make Israel a more religiously pluralistic country.
(AP) — As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp contrast to the violence engulfing their homelands this week.
(RNS) — The departures come at a time of rapid change. The movement continues to struggle with declining numbers and resources. And it is divided over its approach to intermarriage.
(RNS) — To many of the nation’s rabbis, most of whom opposed President Trump in the general election and skew liberal on social issues, the Republican administration’s actions have been deeply disturbing.
(RNS) — The vast majority of Jews did not vote for Trump, exit polls showed. But those who identify as Orthodox were the most supportive of Trump on Election Day and continue to give him high marks.
JERUSALEM (RNS) But they face an uphill battle in their quest to educate Israeli Jews who view religious choice as a foreign concept.
(RNS) For progressive Jews who have watched the discrimination against minority religious groups with growing concern, the situation presents a tension. How do you respond to a perceived threat when it comes from within your own community?
American Jews should get a grip on themselves. Our relationship with Israel is not threatened.
(RNS) The phenomenon of growing Israeli communal life in the United States offers a new model for American secular Jews to express their Judaism without needing to belong to a synagogue or religious institution.
(RNS) Among the winners in the new Pew Research Center poll on American Jews, the Orthodox movement and Israel. Losers include the Conservative movement.
President Obama's nominee for Defense chief doesn't have problems with any real or perceived 'Jewish lobby.' It's conservative Christians who are is only real remaining opposition, says TAC's Samuel Goldman. Discuss...