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  • Rabbi’s coming-out highlights dramatic shift in Conservative Judaism

    October 13, 2014 | 3:45 pm

    Gil Steinlauf, a nationally prominent Conservative rabbi, made headlines this month when he announced to his large Washington, D.C., synagogue that he is gay, and that he and his wife of 20 years would divorce. As surprised as his congregants at Adas Israel may have been by the...

  • 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...

  • DO WE GIVE THEM SHELTER?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I often thought that I must have been put into the wrong slot when I was born," writes Nan Fink in her new book, "Stranger in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery" (Basic Books, $23), a chronicle of her conversion to Judaism.

    Fink's devout Christian fundamentalist grandmother...

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