The New Pittsburgh Platform (1999)
We are committed to Medinat Yisrael, the State of Israel, and rejoice in its accomplish-ments. We affirm the unique qualities of living in Eretz Yisrael, the land of Israel, and encourage aliyah, immigration to Israel.
We are committed to promoting and strengthening Progressive Judaism in Israel, which will enrich the spiritual life of the Jewish state and its people.
We affirm that both Israeli and Diaspora Jewry should remain vibrant and interdependent communities. As we urge Jews who reside outside Israel to learn Hebrew as a living language and to make periodic visits to Israel in order to study and to deepen their relationship to the Land and its people, so do we affirm that Israeli Jews have much to learn from the religious life of Diaspora Jewish communities.
We are committed to furthering Progressive Judaism throughout the world as a meaningful religious way of life for the Jewish people.
In all these ways and more, Israel gives meaning and purpose to our lives.
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