In this turbulent time for those who love and wrestle with Israel, the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) explored these not-so-simple questions:
Is Zionism still a mitzvah? How does Israel impact our religious identity—and how does our Judaism shape our relationship to Israel? What does claiming the label of “Reform/Conservative Religious Zionism” mean for you and your congregation?
These questions were investigated during a webinar on August 16, 2017, with Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., National Director of Recruitment and Admissions, President's Scholar, and Director of the Office of Community Engagement at HUC-JIR, and Yossi Klein Halevi, award winning author, Senior Fellow & Co-Director of the Muslim Leadership Initiative at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.