November 12, 2012

Where'd Reform Judaism's Mojo Go?

Evan Moffic, Jewish Ideas Daily

Reform Judaism is the largest movement in American Jewry.  The Union for Reform Judaism represents 900 congregations with 1.5 million members.  It recently chose a dynamic new president, Richard Jacobs.  True, Rabbi Jacobs’ election caused an uproar: he drew criticism from the right for his support of J Street and the New Israel Fund and charges from the left that the people he brought to URJ did not include enough women.  Still, the fact that a URJ leadership change could stir such controversy is a sign that people care about the movement’s future.

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