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Niambe McIntosh on Cannabis Legalization and Justice System Reform – Sponsored Content

“What is it we need to do as a society to lift up our most vulnerable population?” asks Niambe McIntosh, daughter of Peter Tosh and fierce advocate for prison reform,…

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Congress passes watershed gun reform following New York, Texas shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the most wide-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades on Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress…

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Jewish Agency chairman-to-be meets Reform movement, sparking ultra-Orthodox furor

The presumptive chairman-to-be of the Jewish Agency spent his first Shabbat after being nominated to the position at the Israeli Reform movement’s biennial conference outside Tel Aviv, sparking fierce criticism…

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US Reform head hopeful on Israel-Diaspora ties, despite Jerusalem inaction

Progressive streams of Judaism had high hopes when Israel’s current coalition came together last year. Gone were the ultra-Orthodox and more conservative national-religious parties that long opposed a pluralistic view…

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In the US, some fading Reform and Conservative synagogues go Orthodox to stay afloat

NEW YORK — Though at first reluctant, Mitchell Friedman realized the best chance of saving the synagogue he’d always considered to be “liberal Conservative” was turning it into a Chabad…

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EU releases aid to Palestinians held up over textbook reform

The European Commission voted on Monday night to release long-delayed funding to the Palestinian Authority, after months in which hundreds of millions of euros were held up in a fight…

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Reform, Conservative leaders grumble over government inaction on Western Wall deal

Heads of the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel said they were disappointed by the near-total lack of progress on the prime minister’s promises to improve the egalitarian prayer space…

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MK Biton: ‘I’ll do what I have to do’ to pressure coalition on transportation reform

A patched-over coalition crisis may yet again rear its head, as Blue and White MK Michael Biton, head of the Economic Affairs Committee, said that he will pressure the coalition…

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Abortion reform: Approval panels stay; early terminations go from hospital to clinic

Months after Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz announced major reforms to the country’s abortion policies with the aim of making it easier for women to end a pregnancy, a report Thursday…

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Lebanon’s nascent, fragmented reform movement faces tough road ahead

BEIRUT (AP) — Ramy Finge spent two years braving tear gas and rubber bullets, sometimes trying to scale the cement walls surrounding Lebanon’s parliament during anti-government protests. Soon he’ll be…

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