Liberal Judaism

World Union Of Progressive Judaism Names New President

04/29/2014 - 20:00
Web Editor

The international umbrella organization of several liberal streams of Judaism has named Reform leader Rabbi Daniel Freelander as its new president, the World Union of Progressive Judaism said in a press release.

Rabbi Daniel Freelander. Courtesy of Union of Reform Judaism

Why is Patrilineal Descent Not Catching On in Reform Worldwide?

02/12/2011 - 19:00
JTA

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) -- For three decades now, the American Jewish Reform movement has considered as Jewish the child of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother who is raised as a Jew.

But most Reform Jews in the rest of the world still do not accept “patrilineal descent.”

That makes the debate about “Who is a Jew” not just between the Orthodox-dominated Israeli Rabbinate and American Jewish liberal movements, but also between American Reform Judaism and most of the Diaspora.

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