Welcome to the website of the Australian Reform Zionist Association (ARZA). ARZA works to help ensure that Israel can live in peace and security, both within, and at the borders of her neighbours. ARZA works to ensure that Israel is a democratic and inclusive society for all of its inhabitants and is a spiritual home for all Jews. ARZA Australia represents the values and views of Progressive Jews locally and, via our global parent organisation ARZENU, around the world.
Bentzi Gopstein is a villain. He qualifies as a villain because he and his hate group Lehava incite disenfranchised teenage boys to do his dirty racist work while he goes unpunished.
Pressure from ultra-Orthodox parties could lead Netanyahu to change plan to erect an egalitarian prayer space for non-Orthodox, mixed-gender Jewish ceremonies, prompting rabbis to plan urgent visit.
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It's official. Israelis are happy. We have been ranked the 11th happiest country in the world in the recently released worldwide happiness index.
Please click on this link to read a most interesting Pesach message from the Head of the World Zionist Organisation's Department of Diaspora Activities. https://www.facebook.com/1610413212581807/photos/a.1639866999636428.1073741828.1610413212581807/1708004372822690/?type=3&theater
The Jerusalem Municipal Council on Thursday authorized for the first time the direct financial support of pluralist and non-Orthodox educational organizations, causing consternation among the council’s haredi representatives.
Israel ruled that the state must recognize private conversions to Orthodox Judaism that are conducted outside the framework of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, meaning that a person of non-Jewish birth showing up at Israel’s Interior Ministry with a certificate of conversion issued by any rabbi belonging to the Orthodox stream of Judaism will henceforth be registered as a Jew.
In decision that chief rabbi blasts as 'outrageous,' court rules that contrary to current policy, immigrants converting via private Orthodox courts will also be eligible for Israeli citizenship under Law of Return.