Posts Tagged: terrorist

Reform Jewish Movement Mourns the Deaths of Murdered Israeli Teens



News broke a few hours ago that Israeli officials had discovered the bodies of missing Israeli teens Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach. Our hearts are broken by this devastating development. Reform Movement voices from around the world have expressed their sadness at today’s news. To read statements from various entities within our Movement, […]

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Remembering the 11 Victims of Terror in Munich 1972



Reform Jewish leaders from across the world issued a statement yesterday remembering the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 terror attacks at the Munich Olympics. The 13 signatories issued their support for a moment of silence at the upcoming Olympics’ opening ceremony and asked Reform congregations worldwide to conduct their own memorials for the victims. […]

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Mourning the Loss of Terror Victims in Bulgaria



Reuters reports that a bus explosion today in Burgas, Bulgaria, killed four Israeli tourists at the Sarafovo Airport. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran for the blast.. In response to this horrific bombing, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: Our thoughts and prayers are with […]

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How Should We Commemorate the Death of an Enemy?



A year ago I was sitting in my apartment at college, hogging the TV from my roommates who just wanted to watch the newest episode of The Bachelor, as I anxiously awaited President Obama’s press conference. Twitter had indicated 15 minutes earlier that Osama bin Laden had been killed at the hands of Navy SEALS, […]

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Life and death on King David street



By Rabbi Michael Marmur(First posted on The Jerusalem Post Blog) For much of my adult life I have studied, taught and worked on King David Street in Jerusalem. It is certainly no ordinary work address. World leaders stay there – in recent months we have played host to Bush, Blair, then Bush again, Blair, Rice, […]

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