ARZA Canada, strengthening ties of Reform Jews to Israel
ARZA Canada is an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism and its Canadian Council. We are a member organization of ARZENU, the International Association of Reform Zionists, and the Canadian Zionist Federation. With over 6,000 members, our mandate is to connect with Reform communities throughout Canada, foster connections with and strengthen our ties to the Reform Movement in Israel, and work to realize the vision of Reform Zionism.
The Reform Movement Supports 'Stop the Sirens' Campaign
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A message from Rabbi Gilad Kariv, Executive Director of IMPJ (Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism)
Dear friends and colleagues in Israel and around the world - shalom,
This week's Torah portion – "Ekev" presents throughout its entirety the goodness of Eretz Israel – the Land of Israel – "For Adonai our God bringeth thee into a good land… a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey…" (Deuteronomy 8, 7-8). At the height of difficult and complex times here in Israel, the ending of which is yet unclear, this Torah portion serves as an important reminder to the strength of Israel and its promise to us and to our children. This promise is not without conditions, and the portion itself emphasizes the relationship between the behavior of the people and their ability to inherit the land. However, in the midst of the Jewish calendar's weeks of consolation, the mere remainder of the commandment – "and thou shalt eat and be satisfied, and bless Adonai our God for the good land which He hath given thee." – is more important than ever.
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