Union For Reform Judaism

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Name: Union For Reform Judaism
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Jewish Leaders Plan Solidarity Trip to Israel

Presidents Conference Will Lend Symbolic Support By JTAPublished July 11, 2014.The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is organizing a solidarity visit by U.S. Jewish leaders to Israel.The delegation, which will arrive on ... [Published Forward - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Jewish groups call on Obama to ‘welcome the stranger’

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Twenty Jewish organizations are urging President Obama and Congress to deal humanely with the unaccompanied children and refugees that are crossing the border and entering the United States.The statement released on Tuesday, which was ... [Published JTA - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

American Jewish organizations condemn murder of Arab teen

(JTA) — The murder of a Palestinian teenager allegedly by Jewish extremists has drawn widespread condemnations from across the ideological spectrum of the organized Jewish world.Jewish groups ranging from the Union for Reform Judaism to the haredi Orthodox ... [Published JTA - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Ner Tamid moves into Marietta home

Reform Jewish Congregation Ner Tamid announced it is moving into its first permanent location, 1349 Old Highway 41, Suite 220 in Marietta, in the Kennesaw Mountain Business Park, just east of the Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center. There will be an open ... [Published Marietta Daily Journal - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Some religious groups oppose Hobby Lobby decision

A handful of religious groups on the left are publicly opposing the Supreme Court’s decision that closely held businesses can’t be compelled to offer contraception coverage to their employees under ObamaCare.Most religious conservatives hailed Monday’s ... [Published The Hill - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 2 reports

Presbyterian vote against Israel goes down wrong path

Pope Francis boldly invited and warmly welcomed Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican for prayers, conversations and planting a peace tree.Barely a month later, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of ... [Published Jewish News Weekly - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 2 reports

At Presbyterian assembly, divestment advocates’ win is a limited one

WASHINGTON (JTA) – There were amendments and amendments to amendments in a debate lasting for more than four hours. There were dueling T-shirts. There was a last-minute appeal for a joint pilgrimage to speak hard truths to Benjamin Netanyahu. And there ... [Published Five Towns Jewish Times - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 2 reports

Presbyterian Church votes to divest from three companies

| Share this article: TweetTORONTO – The Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) has voted to divest from three companies that do business with Israel while claiming its action does not signify an alignment with the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) ... [Published Jewish Tribune - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 2 reports

Jewish groups anticipate rupture after Presbyterians vote to divest

(JTA) — Jewish groups predicted a rupture with Presbyterians in the wake of a close vote favoring divestment from three companies that deal with Israel’s security forces in the West Bank.The Presbyterian Church-USA biennial General Assembly approved the ... [Published JTA - Jun 21 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 21 2014 - 2 reports

Organizations condemn GA vote to divest from three companies doing business in Israel

DETROIT, Mich. — Various organizations are responding to the 221st General Assembly’s decision to divest from three businesses — Caterpillar, Inc., Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions –that sell non-lethal products to the Israeli military by a vote ... [Published Layman Online - Jun 21 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Embroiled over Israel, Presbyterians Invite a Rabbi to the Pulpit

WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):In a sign of the precarious state of Presbyterian-Jewish relations, the rabbi who heads the largest branch of Judaism in North America will appeal directly to the ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 2 reports

After Primary Loss, Eric Cantor Will Resign From Leadership Post

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at the 2011 Union for Reform Judaism convention. Photo: Union for Reform Judaism.Arutz Sheva – Eric Cantor, who  lost the GOP Virginia primary to a Tea Party candidate, said Wednesday he will step down as House majority ... [Published Recetas Naturales - Jun 12 2014]

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In one brief, law enforcement officials wrote, "Bias-based policing is not only ineffective, it is counterproductive to law enforcement goals. For law enforcement to function effectively, local police must form bonds with the communities they serve.  Bias-based policing methods undermine that goal.”"
...members of the governing body voted to allow Presbyterian clergy to preside at same-sex weddings in states where same-sex marriage is legal (see "PCUSA votes to divest funds, to marry gays where legal" ). They also approved an amendment to the church s constitution that would change the definition of marriage from “between a man and a woman” to “between...
"Whoever was involved in the kidnapping and the murder will bear the consequences," said Netanyahu earlier this week. "We will neither rest nor slacken until we reach the last of them. And it does not matter where they will try to hide." What followed was the kind of indiscriminate, blanketed brutal force that has become synonymous with Israel's behavior, and that often keeps Palestinians...
An email arrived this morning urging me to "show some love to Presbyterians coming under attack for divesting" . Of course I warmly congratulate the 310 delegates who voted for divestment, but the 303 who apparently still think it’s OK for the Church to invest...

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Leading Groups Stand Strong With American Musli... [Published Common Dreams - 4 hours ago]
Jewish Leaders Plan Solidarity Trip to Israel [Published Forward - 8 hours ago]
Jewish groups launch emergency campaigns for Is... [Published JTA - 10 hours ago]
Camp Newman becomes yearlong hub to engage youth [Published Jewish News Weekly - 20 hours ago]
Reform Jews gather behind URJ banner at Pride P... [Published Jewish News Weekly - 20 hours ago]
Jewish groups call on Obama to ‘welcome the str... [Published JTA - Jul 09 2014]
Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism to ... [Published Hebrew Union College - Jul 08 2014]
Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains-Fanwood hosts su... [Published Suburban News - Jul 08 2014]
100 Faith Leaders To Obama: Religious Liberty S... [Published Think Progress - Jul 08 2014]
Ner Tamid moves into Marietta home [Published Marietta Daily Journal - Jul 08 2014]
American Jewish organizations condemn murder of... [Published JTA - Jul 07 2014]
Divisive divestment [Published Christian Century - Jul 07 2014]
Using Tragedy to Change the Narrative [Published Huffington Post - Jul 05 2014]
Presidents Conference Takes Tentative Steps to ... [Published Forward - Jul 05 2014]
Why I’m Thankful for America’s Immigrants and R... [Published TIME.com - Jul 03 2014]
Small group has taken over PCUSA on issue of di... [Published Upper St. Clair Patch - Jul 02 2014]
Reform Movement Decries Supreme Court Ruling in... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 01 2014]
At Presbyterian Assembly, Divestment Advocates ... [Published Jewish Community Of Louisville - Jul 01 2014]
American Jewish groups react to murders with sh... [Published The Times Of Israel - Jul 01 2014]
Some religious groups oppose Hobby Lobby decision [Published The Hill - Jul 01 2014]
US Presbyterians under Pressure for Doing Their... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jun 29 2014]
'Zionism Unsettled' Guide Is Removed From Presb... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 28 2014]
Jewish groups anticipate rupture after Presbyte... [Published The Reporter Group - Jun 28 2014]
Presbyterian vote against Israel goes down wron... [Published Jewish News Weekly - Jun 27 2014]
Business as Usual? [Published Baltimore Jewish Times - Jun 26 2014]
Reform Jews offer no proposal to end occupation... [Published Mondoweiss - Jun 26 2014]
A church divests [Published Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - Jun 26 2014]
Letters to the Editor / Defending inaction is p... [Published Haaretz - Jun 26 2014]
The Rebbe’s big idea [Published St. Louis Jewish Light - Jun 26 2014]
Deep Concern Over Presbyterian Divestment Vote [Published Jewish Week - Jun 25 2014]
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100 Faith Leaders To Obama: Religious Liberty S... [Published Think Progress - Jul 08 2014]
CREDIT: AP A group 100 religious clergy, theologians, and faith leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday urging him not to include religious exemptions in a forthcoming executive order prohibiting federal contractors from using ...
Why I’m Thankful for America’s Immigrants and R... [Published TIME.com - Jul 03 2014]
The Fourth of July is nearly upon us. As always, we Americans will barbeque in our backyards, watch fireworks, and celebrate America. And there is much to celebrate. We love this country, and with good reason. Americans are informal and down-to-earth. ...
Reform Jews offer no proposal to end occupation... [Published Mondoweiss - Jun 26 2014]
Joshua Heschel, left, and Martin Luther King Jr. The fight is breaking out between liberal Zionist and non-Zionist Jews, at last. The Presbyterian vote to divest from three companies doing business in the occupation last week had the active support ...
‘Washington Post’ suggests Presbyterians voted ... [Published Mondoweiss - Jun 23 2014]
Reform Jewish leader Rick Jacobs speaking to Jewish Voice for Peace members at the Presbyterian convention. (Photo: @lizaveta9/Twitter) The Presbyterians knew this was coming; in fact at least one voted against divestment citing his fear of just ...
Presbyterian Church Divests From Companies That... [Published Think Progress - Jun 21 2014]
After a decade of debate over how to use church resources to assist with the situation in Israel and Palestine, the governing body of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., or PC(USA), voted on Friday to divest from three companies that provide Israel with ...
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