Editor – Joel Katz
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Comedian Sarah Silverman is known for her outrageous shtick. But her sister, Rabbi Susan Silverman, and niece, Hallel, have become leading members of the Israeli activist group Women of the Wall, which fights for women’s rights to pray as they see fit at the Western Wall.
The Silvermans are well known for their involvement in the Kotel protests. But Susan Silverman’s husband, Yosef, is himself an activist for green solar technology in Israel.
Recently, videographer Harvey Stein travelled with the family to the monthly prayer protests under threats of violence.
VIDEO: A Day at the Kotel
The Jewish Forward editor Jane Eisner spent a day at the Western Wall, observing and documenting the rhythms and flows of the people who visit the Kotel.
How Many Reform and Conservative Jews are there in Israel?
The first question we examined was "Do you feel that you belong to one of the denominations of Judaism, and if so, to which one?
The findings show that 3.2% of respondents see themselves as affiliated with the Conservative movement, 3.9% affiliate with the Reform movement, 26.5% affiliate Orthodox, and the rest do not feel that they belong to any denomination (9.7% said that they did not know or declined to answer the question).
In other words, Reform and Conservative Jews together constitute 7.1% of the Jewish Israeli public, and their demographic weight is thus a quarter of that of the Orthodox community.
By Moshe Koppel
VIDEOS: Conference on the Future of Religious Zionism: Integration, Separation, or Leadership? (Hebrew)
Tel Aviv and Shabbat
By Dr. Aviad Hacohen
The New York Jewish Week, July 3, 2013
by Jillian Scheinfeld JTA, June 27, 2013
by Elana Sztokman Forward Sisterhood Blog, June 27, 2013
by Elana Maryles Sztokman eJewishPhilanthropy, June 27, 2013
by Orli Santo The Times of Israel, June 26, 2013
by Jonathan Mark The New York Jewish Week, June 26, 2013
JOFA and the point of no return: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance's Teaneck-based president talks about change
by Joanne Palmer New Jersey Jewish Standard, June 21, 2013
by Blu Greenberg The New York Jewish Week, June 18, 2013
by Miriam Shaviv The Jewish Chronicle Online, June 17, 2013
Haredim and IDF draft
Aliyah and Diaspora
Latrun Monastery vandalism
Christian Arabs and IDF service
Marijuana and kashrut
In wake of controversial birth control claims, study finds lower birthrates among Ethiopian immigrants
Editor – Joel Katz
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