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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

New York, NY; July 14, 2016 -- ReformJudaism.org, the flagship website of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), has launched the English translations of every Torah portion to benefit the site’s two million annual visitors. The launch of these English translations of the Torah, Judaism’s most sacred text, is a significant achievement on behalf of users who want to read a modern translation. In collaboration with CCAR Press, a division of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the URJ now provides ReformJudaism.org users with...

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For Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Rabbi Gilad Kariv, and Anat Hoffman:Lauren Theodore, 212-650-4154 or Jo-Ann Mort, 972547269886 (Israel)Rabbi Steve Wernick, 646-519-9300Yitzhar Hess, 526686515 (Israel)

July 11, 2016, Jerusalem -- The following letter was sent yesterday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the negotiating team supporting implementation of the agreement to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel (Western Wall in Jerusalem) - Yizhar Hess, Masorti Movement; Anat Hoffman, Women of the Wall; Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Union for...

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Washington, D.C., July 8, 2016 – In response to the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the deaths of the five police officers in Dallas, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Today, we join those in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights in mourning the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men killed by law enforcement earlier this week. We also have in our hearts Officer...

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

New York, NY; July 7, 2016 -- Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), wrote an open letter yesterday to the campaign of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in response to campaign adviser David Friedman's comments to CNN about a two-state solution in the Middle East.

Mr. Friedman's comments about the campaign's views on Israel mark a significant departure from the policies of the governments of both the United States and Israel, as well as the traditional positions of...

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

New York, NY; July 6, 2016 -- Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), sent the following letter to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump today in response to statements attributed to one of his advisers on Israel about foreign policy regarding a two-state solution: Mr. Donald Trump Mr. David Friedman DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT 725 5th Ave. New York, N.Y. 10022 Dear Mr. Trump and Mr. Friedman: I write, on behalf of the largest denomination in American Jewish life, to ask for some...

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