Rabbi David Kunin, Chair of the Moetzah (Rabbinic Council of Progressive Rabbis), issued a statement about the violence during the Women of the Wall's Rosh Chodesh service at the Kotel.
Dear friends and colleagues in the Progressive movement, It has been a privilege to serve you as Movement Rabbi for the UPJ over the past three years. As the UPJ President Roger Mendelson announced in an earlier edition of the “UPJ Drash and News”, I’ve decided that this is the right time for me to retire from this position.
Elisabeth Holdsworth, Australian Book Review RAFT Fellow, shares an article she wrote in response to a debate recently initiated by UPJ President Roger Mendelson in his "My Good News" column in the UPJ's Weekly News & Drash.
UPJ congregations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore are preparing to use for the first time our long-awaited new machzorim, Mishkan T'shuvah, for the High Holy Days. We are truly grateful for the years of work by the Editorial Team co-led by Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black and Rabbi Dr John Simon Levi AM and our hard-working Business Group. The machzorim have been delivered to UPJ congregations, ready to inspire our prayers on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.