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Tag: Conservative Movement
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Like any other longtime Manhattan property owner, the Jewish Theological Seminary has seen the value of its real estate holdings skyrocket in recent years and has gotten its share of inquiries from prospective buyers.
Now the Conservative movement’s flagship institution has...
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‘Lack of recognition in Israel raises some question about the legitimacy of Reform and Conservative’
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Since I posted last week’s story about the number of Israelis identifying themselves as Conservative and Reform Jews, I’ve been bombarded with emails and calls from people (mostly rabbis) who suspect that there is something fishy about the Guttman report. In various ways they have...
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December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pmLibido. Can't live with it, can't live without it.
Of the three major monotheistic traditions, Judaism has arguably done the most admirable job of micromanaging our lust. Our tradition teaches us that while the sex drive can wreck us, it can also, if channeled correctly, lead to...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
"What's in a Name? That which we call a rose still smells just as sweet." -- William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet"
What is in a name?
Namely: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform.
What do they mean? Where do they come from?
These days, the Conservative movement faces the greatest...
February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pmIn the latest effort to define its religious boundaries, the Conservative movement has directed its summer camping system to notify parents that prospective campers must be Jewish according to halacha, or Jewish law, to be accepted.
The notification, included in this year's...
August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pmBinyamin Netanyahu's crises never come singly. One, of prime interest to American Jewry, was put on hold this week. Another, which hogged the headlines for Israelis, ended with blood on the saddle.
Leaders of American Reform and Conservative movements reached an agreement, in...
August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm
During that first weekend, we found nourishmentfor all parts of our Jewish psyches. Religious services weretraditional but encouraged participation: I had my first-ever aliyahthere. The camp's weekend scholar-in-residence gave us grown-upsserious food for thought. The children had...