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  • How to save the Conservative movement

    January 21, 2016 | 10:11 am

    In recent months, there have been several op-eds in Jewish newspapers nationwide about what should be done to reverse the decline of the Conservative movement.

    Before relaying my contribution to the discussion, here are some of the statistics that have insiders panicking.  Since...

  • Amid identity crisis, Conservative Jews pay for rebranding

    November 20, 2015 | 11:47 am

    Conservative Judaism is at a crossroads.

    The movement is committed to Jewish tradition, but it’s seeing a growing number of its young people walk out the door — most often to Reform Judaism.

    American Jews who self-identify as Conservative increasingly are leading lives at odds...

  • Q&A With Rabbi Elliot Dorff

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 12, 2012 | 2:21 pm

    In the age of 140-character tweets and 38-second video clips, the Conservative movement is putting its foot down with a nearly 1,000-page reference tome, “The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews.” The book, published by the Rabbinical Assembly...

  • June 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 18, 2012 | 4:05 am

    Noteworthy: ‎
    Take a Deep Breath, America

    The US should think carefully before ‎getting taking sides in Syria, Egypt and ‎elsewhere in the region, writes Leslie H. ‎Gelb in the Daily Beast.‎

    Whatever the experts tell them, our leaders will have to come to terms with some...

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  • Gay rabbis, God’s will, and Conservative Judaism

    By Mark Paredes

    May 14, 2012 | 12:42 am

    But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.

    Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath...

  • A Conservative Challenge

    By Julie G Fax

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Benay Lappe had been out of the closet for years. She appeared on "Oprah" and taught at a gay synagogue in New York, her colleagues and students at Milken Community High School in Los Angeles knew -- she even had a chapter included in an anthology titled "Lesbian Rabbis"...

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