Orthodox Jews HATE Reform Judaism

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-reform-judaism-transgender-resolution-20151105-story.html

The Trumpmeister  gave these HATERS what they wanted. Their President never looks before he leaps. We the People are not looking to get our flag, and our democracy, dipped in the HATE of religious fanatics – over there!  I am sending a Liberty Fleet to Israel to bring OUR flag – HOME! They won’t even serve in the Israeli Army – after stirring up more shit! Until these HATERS STOP resisting serving their nation, no American Embassy should exist in Israel. This is an insult to our Veterans, and our Patriots, who are at rest!

Jon Presco

Moreover, the American Reform movement needs a vital progressive counterpart in Israel more than ever for our own viability in North America. Already today, Israel, not America, has the majority of the world’s Jews. That majority will only grow in decades to come. In the absence of immutable bonds with the Jewish state, the Hebrew language and the people and land of Israel, non-Orthodox Jewish identity will disintegrate here in America. Progressive Judaism in Israel is our bridge to Jewish peoplehood.

But Israel has strayed from its founding vision. In envisioning the future Jewish state, Theodor Herzl wrote: “We shall … not permit any theocratic tendencies to emerge among our spiritual authorities. The rabbinate will be honored as highly as their valuable functions require and deserve. But they must not interfere in the administration of state.”

Herzl knew that religion and politics is a potent brew that, when mixed, can destroy both religion and politics. A former chief rabbi of Israel is in prison now. Among the crimes he confessed to was taking large bribes from foreigners who wished to convert to Judaism.

The stakes are very high. Israel needs progressive Judaism more than ever to counter the coercive worldview of charedi Judaism and the intensifying political extremism of right-wing religious Zionists.

Moreover, the American Reform movement needs a vital progressive counterpart in Israel more than ever for our own viability in North America. Already today, Israel, not America, has the majority of the world’s Jews. That majority will only grow in decades to come. In the absence of immutable bonds with the Jewish state, the Hebrew language and the people and land of Israel, non-Orthodox Jewish identity will disintegrate here in America. Progressive Judaism in Israel is our bridge to Jewish peoplehood.

http://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/reform-jews-at-crossroads-on-israel

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